Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

The earliest stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. It occurs because of bacteria building up on the gum line. Gingivitis can be reversed through good oral hygiene, but without treatment, recurrent gingivitis can lead to deeper infections that spread through the gums and into the jawbone. The preventative dental treatments that are required to prevent gingivitis from developing into more dangerous forms of periodontal disease are not covered and can be quite costly. Fortunately, we’ve found some tips to help you save money on dental care.

Just the Facts: Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a growing concern for the country, affecting more than 29 million people. Type 2 diabetes, also called insulin-resistant diabetes, accounts for the vast majority of all cases — approximately 90 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes are type 2. Additionally, the CDC estimates that 86 million Americans are living with pre-diabetes that could develop into Type 2 diabetes in the future.

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