How Oral Health and Diabetes are Related

Diabetes affects your body’s ability to process sugar. All food you eat is turned to sugar and used for energy. In Type I diabetes, the body doesn’t make enough insulin, a hormone that carries sugar from your blood to the cells that need it for energy. In Type II diabetes, the body stops responding to insulin. Both cases result in high blood sugar levels, which can cause problems with your eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other parts of your body.

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Why and When is Gum Grafting Necessary?

Gum grafting isn’t as common as gum disease or dental cleaning, so you might not be as familiar with this procedure. This is what you need to know about gum grafting.

What Are Gum Grafts?

When your dentist or periodontist suggests gum grafts, he or she wants to cover up the gum decline that you’re experiencing. This surgery takes a piece of tissue, often from your palate, and uses it to cover the root of your tooth. Depending on the condition of your mouth and what your dental specialist feels is best for the look and feel of your gums, they may perform a gum graft on one tooth or more.

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Best Remedies for Bad Breath

Best Remedies for Bad Breath

There are only a few things that are more unpleasant and uncomfortable in social situations than talking to someone who has bad breath. For most people, chewing on a mint or a piece of gum is their quick solution to the problem. However, this solution usually fails to address the main cause of the bad breath. Bad breath can be caused by many different things. Here are some of the best remedies for getting rid of bad breath.

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What to Expect from a Dental Implant Procedure

In the past, tooth replacement has been limited to bridges and dentures which offered many risks and drawbacks. Dental implants have revolutionized the method of tooth replacement. Dental implants are made of titanium. However, the teeth that are placed on dental implants look and feel completely natural. Here is what you can expect from a dental implant procedure:

The Procedure

A dental implant procedure is usually an outpatient surgery performed in these stages:

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