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Diabetes and Gum Diseases

Diabetes and Gum Diseases

Recent researches have found that gum diseases (periodontal infection) are linked to many systemic diseases, including diabetes, heart diseases, strokes and oral cancers, etc. Gum diseases, by nature, are infection of the tooth-supporting tissues, including alveolar bone, periodontal ligaments and gingival tissue (gum). Unfortunately, such an infection is, most of the time, a silent disease which does not cause much pain to alert people. Also, just like diabetes and hypertension, gum diseases can not be eliminated by doing treatment once. It is a life-time battle between the human body and bacteria. Periodontal therapies, including scaling/root planing, localized or systemic use of antibiotics and periodontal surgeries, will arrest the infection. But most importantly, excellent home care by the therapists (THE PATIENTS) and regular periodontal maintenance (every 2-3 months) by the dental professionals are mandatory to reduce the bacterial load and prevent recurrence of infection. Researches also showed that successful treatment of periodontal diseases will add extra 5-10 years to the patient's life span. Hwooo!


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Relation between Diabetes, Insulin Resistance & Alzheimer's on Friday, October 14, 2011 12:30 AM
Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes may contribute to the development of one type of brain plaque linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to an autopsy study. An analysis of autopsy samples from 135 Japanese men and women found that high insulin and glucose levels appeared to accelerate the formation of neuritic plaques, especially among those carrying a high-risk gene for Alzheimer's, Kensuke Sasaki, MD, PhD, of Kyushu University in Fukuoka City, Japan, and colleagues, reported.
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Phenocal on Thursday, April 19, 2012 11:07 PM
I am doing yoga, workouts, exercise still not loosing my weight.Help me what can I do now???
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Ming Zhao DDS on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 6:22 PM
Please check the following website. Hope this helps. http://www.rainbowacupuncture.com/summer-weight-loss-program.aspx

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