Detecting Diabetes: Your Mouth May Be Key

The long-term effects of diabetes can damage the heart, nerves, kidneys, eyes, feet and mouth. Treatment can help minimize serious complications, making early diagnosis important. Many of the early signs of diabetes appear in the mouth. Here are some symptoms to watch out for.

Mouth Healthy Recipe:
Grilled Chicken and Dry Rub

Grilled chicken is rich in protein and phosphorous, which support strong teeth! And, unlike most barbecue sauces, this dry rub gives you all the flavor, without adding cavity-causing sugar. Pair it with a healthy side dish and you have a complete meal!

Do Dental Probiotics Really Keep Your Mouth Healthy?

You've heard how probiotics can help your gut health, but did you know they may also improve the health of your teeth and gums? Find out how dental probiotics can boost your oral and overall health.

Poor Oral Hygiene May Increase Stroke Risk

September is Healthy Aging Month, so it's the perfect time to take charge of your health. Did you know that your dental health plays an important role in your overall health? Gum disease is a risk factor for stroke and may also increase your risk for other serious illnesses.

Can You Get Sick From Your Toothbrush?

You pass millions of bacteria from your mouth, hands and bathroom to your toothbrush. That's why it's best to keep it clean and store it properly. Find out what science says about your toothbrush and the best ways to keep it clean!

Dentist Spotlight:
Dr. Aristidis Pontikas

This month, we'd like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist, Dr. Aristidis Pontikas of Pontikas Implants and Periodontics in Phoenix. Find out his favorite toothpaste and which celebrity he thinks has the best smile.
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