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Is blood glucose linked to chewing function?
People with type 2 diabetes who have full chewing function may have lower blood glucose levels than those with impaired chewing function.
May 10, 2023
Diabetes, tooth loss worsen cognitive decline
People who have both diabetes and tooth loss are at risk of a worse and faster cognitive decline as they age, according to a study published on March 12 in the
Journal of Dental Research
March 14, 2023
Dental Medicare expansion could save billions, CareQuest finds
Expanding Medicare dental coverage could save the U.S. up to $42 billion annually for patients with diabetes and heart disease, according to a report from the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health. It's one of the latest data points in the continuing conversation around government-backed dental benefits.
October 13, 2022
Diabetes affects tooth hardness in mice study
A recent animal study shows that type 1 diabetes can negatively affect the microhardness of enamel and dentine, according to findings published in the
Archives of Oral Biology
July 6, 2022
Gut microbiome composition can predict type 2 diabetes
The composition of the gut microbiome can help predict the onset of type 2 diabetes, according to research published recently in
February 17, 2022
Oral bacteria may influence diabetes kidney complications
In a recent study of patients with chronic periodontitis, oral bacteria significantly differed in patients who also had diabetic nephropathy, a common diabetes-related kidney complication. One oral bacteria species in particular may be able to signal patients with renal involvement.
February 14, 2022
Hygiene Insider: Oral bacteria may influence diabetes kidney complications
February 9, 2022
Pacific Dental partners with Arizona-based ACO
Pacific Dental Services has formed a partnership with Arizona-based accountable care organization (ACO) Commonwealth Primary Care to help reduce medical costs for the ACO's Medicare patients in the state.
January 26, 2022
PDS joins forces with American Diabetes Association
Dental service organization Pacific Dental Services (PDS) is partnering with the American Diabetes Association on a campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the link between periodontal disease and diabetes.
November 18, 2021
DentalPlans.com offers advice to patients with diabetes
In recognition of American Diabetes Month, online dental savings plan marketplace DentalPlans.com is raising awareness about the oral-systemic health link.
November 7, 2021
Do you know the link between oral and ocular health?
Visual impairments and systemic causes of eye problems, including diabetes and heart disease, have been associated with a decline in oral health, according to a report released by the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.
October 6, 2021
PDS Foundation to host diabetes webinar
The Pacific Dental Services (PDS) Foundation, in collaboration with Crest + Oral-B and the Smile Generation, plans to host a webinar on March 26 that will address the connection between oral health and diabetes.
March 17, 2021
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