Saturday, February 5, 2011
Do you Brush your Tongue?
One of my kids told me my breath smelled like "poop" the other day. Nice(sarcasm) So of course I confirmed the kids assessment with my wife, she politely said, "Yup, you stink, but so do I" Thanks honey!
It got me thinking about Dental work, and of course Gum Disease and Diabetes
Not to mention, is it just me, but the older I get I feel as though I am rotting from the inside out. Just a thought...
Oh well, to pull the theme and my rambling into something diabetes related, in case a reader does actually want some info. Gum Disease, gingivitis (inflammation and bleeding gums) is more common in those with diabetes. Yes I know, like we don't have enough to think about. I have heard about the eyes, the feet, now the teeth. Yup, living tissue including the gums is effected by poorly controlled Diabetes. Those run away sugar molecules are insidious little buggers!
Back to the gums. It is super important to get the routine cleaning done by a dental professional, and to have good oral hygiene practices. If not, gum disease and inflammation can lead to serious infections and problems elsewhere in the body. Like the heart, and general higher levels of inflammation through out the body. Not good!
Once again, kids are totally honest, but incredibly cute!