Dental Care: A Surefire Killer Smile

Written by Charlene J. Nuble

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When you go torepparttar dentist, you get more than cleaning. If cleaning is all you can get fromrepparttar 143625 dentist as dental care, your dentist might be getting more than your money's worth. When you visitrepparttar 143626 dentist, you actually get a full spectrum of dental care. The full spectrum includes diagnostic, preventive, and educational services specifically and individually designed to help you keeprepparttar 143627 best possible smile.

The diagnostic part of dental care spectrum includes:

1. A review and update of your medical history 2. A recording of any changes in your prescribed medications and physical condition 3. X-rays for detecting decay, bone loss, and oral diseases 4. An examination of your teeth to detect decay 5. Evaluation of your gum tissues 6. Checking your biting patterns 7. Evaluation of possible cosmetic alterations which may help improve your smile

The preventive service ofrepparttar 143628 spectrum of dental care includes:

1. blood pressure screening 2. Head and neck oral cancer screening 3. Scaling ofrepparttar 143629 teeth to remove all plaque and tartar 4. Polishing ofrepparttar 143630 teeth to remove all stains 5. Polishing ofrepparttar 143631 silver crowns 6. Polishing all silver restorations 7. Flossing 8. Application of fluoride if necessary 9. Referral to a specialist for specific treatment if necessary

The educational service ofrepparttar 143632 spectrum of dental care includes:

1. A tour ofrepparttar 143633 mouth and discussion ofrepparttar 143634 findings 2. Tooth brushing and flossing instructions 3. Dietary discussion 4. Presentation of prescribed dental treatment 5. Updates on what is new in home care products and latest advances in dentistry

Dental care is more than brushingrepparttar 143635 teeth as you have learned as you read this article. Good oral hygiene is a habit we all should get into to keep that smile a killer that will make you attractive and not scary.

Charlene J. Nuble 2005. For up to date links and information about dental care, please go to: or for updated links and information on all health related topics, go to:

Sugar High: Diabetes The Killer Disease

Written by Charlene J. Nuble

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Type 2 diabetes was used to be called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or adult-onset diabetes. This form of diabetes develops slowly andrepparttar symptoms are usually less severe than people with type 1 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes begins as insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is a disorder in whichrepparttar 143624 cells do not use insulin properly. Asrepparttar 143625 need for insulin rises,repparttar 143626 pancreas loses its ability to produce insulin.

Recent studies have shown that genetics, fetal history, obesity, lack of physical activity, diet high in fat, and stress may influence inrepparttar 143627 development of this form of diabetes. Also, genetic studies have shown that association of some genes is in factrepparttar 143628 cause of Type 2 diabetes.

Now on torepparttar 143629 most important question is it treatable?

There is still no cure for diabetes but it can be managed. Some ofrepparttar 143630 ways to manage diabetes is through injection of insulin inrepparttar 143631 body, careful meal planning, blood glucose monitoring, and exercise.

There are some recent medical breakthroughs that may help inrepparttar 143632 curing of diabetes. One isrepparttar 143633 transplantation of beta cells (the insulin producing cells) which has been successful although with some side effects. Another treatment isrepparttar 143634 pancreas transplantation. This is not recommended treatment for diabetes unless there is a need for a kidney transplant as well. Another approach isrepparttar 143635 genetic manipulation although this is still under study. In this particular treatment, insulin genes are inserted to cells that are not producing insulin to make them produce insulin.

Charlene J. Nuble 2005. For up to date links and information about diabetes, please go to: or for updated links and information on all health related topics, go to:

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