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What does oral bacteria have to do with a pretty smile?

Your oral health has a major effect on the overall health of your body, not just in your mouth. By maintaining healthy teeth and gums, you can make your body healthier from head to toe.

Oral Bacteria and Health

Bacteria in the mouth cause tooth decay – by feeding on the sugars in the foods and drinks we consume – they leave behind the waste, in the form of a biofilm known as dental plaque.

 Our mouths have lots of bacteria that is usually harmless. (Did you know that the bacteria in our body aids with digestion and other biological tasks?) However, if you do not brush or floss regularly, oral bacteria can reach dangerously high levels. When this happens, tooth decay, gum disease, and oral infections can be the nasty result.

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May 26th, 2020

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Diabetes and Oral Health: Partners in Crime!

Did you know that people with diabetes have a higher incidence of periodontal disease or gum disease than people without diabetes? That’s because if you have problems keeping your blood sugars in control, it could lead to an infection and can cause injuries from healing quickly. This is just one example of how diabetes and oral health are connected.

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February 13th, 2018

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Diabetes and Oral Health: The Statistics of Diabetes are Staggering

If you know someone or struggle with diabetes yourself, you are very aware that this disease cause harm to the heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves and other important functions and organs in the body. However, did you know that diabetes can also wreak havoc and affect your mouth too? So to answer the question, “Yes. Diabetes and oral health ARE connected.”

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November 28th, 2017

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