As we’ve noted before, folks with gum disease are more likely to have diabetes than those without. In fact, the more severe the gum disease, the more likely a patient was to be diabetic. But we also have new evidence that periodontal treatment can actually help diabetic patients with their blood sugar control. This isn’t […]
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Could your mouth be the secret to maintaining a healthy blood pressure level? Research presented last month at the annual meeting of the American Heart association suggests that periodontal (gum) disease treatment alone may be enough to lower blood pressure in patients prone to heart disease. The researchers divided 107 Chinese adults who had both […]
The American Academy of Periodontology estimates that nearly 80% of Americans have some form of gum disease. Approximately 50% of cases are considered moderate to severe. As a biological dental office, it is our responsibility not only to recognize and treat this localized, infectious disease in the oral cavity, but also to understand the systemic […]
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