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Posts for: July, 2013

People with diabetes are more likely to have periodontal disease than those without diabetes. While this may be because diabetics are more susceptible to infections, there's also been research that finds gum disease could make it harder to control your blood sugar, and that treating it helps improve diabetes symptoms.


Our office hours for Independance Day week are as followed:
Monday July 1 Open 8-4
Tuesday July 2 Open 8-4
Wednesday July 3 Open 8-4
Thursday July 4 CLOSED
Friday July 5 Open 8-4; Doctors are out of the office, Phone only. Call and make your appointment 

Some research suggests there may be a tie between poor oral health and an increased risk of dementia. One study that followed 118 nuns between the ages of 75 and 98 found that those with the fewest teeth were most likely to suffer damentia. Experts think oral bacteria may spread to the brain through cranial nerves that connect tothe jaw or through the bloodstream, and may contribute to the type of plaque that's been linked to Alzheimer's.

For more information visit http://www.prevention.com