Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Did you know that more than 30 million adults in the United States have diabetes, and 1 out of 4 of them don’t even know it yet? The risk of death for adults with diabetes is actually 50% higher than for those without it. It’s a pretty big deal. That’s why November has been designated as National Diabetes Awareness Month, … Read More

Poor Oral Health and Diabetic Children

A study funded by the Endocrine Foundation and Colgate-Palmolive has found that children with Type 2 diabetes tend to have poorer oral health than those who do not suffer from the disease. According to a recent article from UBNow, a publication out of the University of Buffalo, the study, the first of its kind, was published in PLOS One, a … Read More

Is Gum Disease a Marker for Diabetes?

According to a recent article from Medical News Today, researchers have discovered that severe gum disease, or periodontitis, may be an early marker for type 2 diabetes. Additionally, they also suggested that a simple diabetes screening procedure, involving a finger prick, could be administered at the dental office, allowing for early diagnosis and better treatment. Scientists from the University of … Read More