| September 2014: Tips, eNews & More!
Are You in Back to School Mode?
With kids heading back to school, September often feels like summer is over, for everyone. But there are many more months of nice, warm weather, so be sure to do all the things you would like to do before the temperature drops!
Remember to take a moment every day to relax and breathe; while the immediate effect may not be obvious, stress and oral health are related. Stress contributes to grinding and clenching teeth, canker sores and even gum disease. We suggest starting your day off with a nutritious breakfast and thinking positively about the day ahead while you brush your teeth and floss. Not only will this give you a few minutes to yourself, it will help to ward off some of the effects of stress on your oral health.
Have a safe and healthy month.
Dr. Tsang and Team
Gum Disease And Diabetes
Gum disease is an infection in the gum, bone and tissues. Gum disease may eventually result in unstable base for your teeth, which then become mobile and may fall out or have to be removed.
Gum disease (periodontal disease) is a primary cause of tooth loss, and is often linked to diabetes.
Diabetes slows blood circulation, which can contribute to the onset of infections of gum tissues. High saliva sugar levels associated with diabetes contribute to the growth of bacteria which causes gum disease.
Smoking and poor oral hygiene for people with diabetes significantly heightens the incidence of gum disease.
What are the signs of gum disease ?
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| Green Avocado Cucumber Soup
If you're looking for a cool and refreshing soup to go along with your late summer barbeques, look no further. This Green Avocado Cucumber soup is full of yummy and healthy ingredients to keep you active all day long. Bring it on a picnic as it is a great way to stay hydrated while also getting your needed nutrition.
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