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Almost Crimbo Furriday!

Another rare moment of the Duke of Bork actually looking happy! Cold weather, snow, and chewing bones are his happy places. And even though he is getting on in years now, he was so energised by the snow he was racing around in full on crazy DGAF sassy pants mode—which never fails to uplift our spirits 🥰

On my side, I’ve been quiet because I’ve just had an old root canal extracted. It was capped with metal and the platinum in it put a stop to my heavy metal removal regime, because there’s not much point continuing while you still have a source of metal in your body. It’s been on my health bucket list for some time.

Regular dentists say they won’t remove what they perceive to be a healthy looking tooth without cause, so I had to find myself a holistic dentist who better understood my needs. Despite possibly facing a soft food Christmas, things so far have been good in that he found an infection in the socket. I’ve suspected dental issues have been a contributing factor in my health for at least 10 years now, so I’m very hopefully that in a month or so I will notice some improvement.

In the interim there’s a chance we may get some heavy snow overnight. If we do, I’ll be dragging the snow shoes back out for me and for the puppies. The little one loves his so much, and I have a very cute picture of him running toward me legs akimbo which I’ll save for another Furriday distraction.

I hope that you are all in reasonably good health, and that you have the best possible pre Crimbo weekend. Sending virtual spoons to all who might need them, Taryn 🤍

#MightyPets #Furriday #Dogs #DistractMe #DentalCare #HeavyMetalPoisoning #thehardworkofbeingsick #ChronicIllness #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #MightyMoment

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Wellness Wednesday: Diabetes & Oral Health

Diabetes can take its toll on your oral health and make it more challenging to manage diabetes. According to the CDC website:

🦷 The level of sugar in your blood also affects the level of sugar in your saliva. Bacteria in plaque use sugar for food. Tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease can be caused by some of these bacteria. Tooth loss can also result if the tooth is not treated. You may feel dry in your mouth as a result of having less saliva. Certain medicines can also cause dry mouth.

🦷 You may experience inflammation and bleeding from your gums (signs of gum disease). Diabetes can result in more severe gum disease and a longer healing time. Gum disease may make managing diabetes more difficult.

🦷 Mouth infections can take longer to heal if you have diabetes.

Check out this article from Type 2 Diabetes about Oral and Dental Complications:

type2diabetes.com/complications/oral-and-dental

❓Have you experienced any oral and dental complications as a result of your diabetes diagnosis?
❓What oral health tips have worked for you?

Share your experiences in the comments 👇🏾

#Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #DentalCare #Health #InvisibleIllness #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether

Common Oral and Dental Issues With Type 2 Diabetes

Oral and dental complications are common in people with type 2 diabetes. Learn about the causes and prevention efforts for gum disease and dry mouth.
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Has anyone had breakthrough migraines and found out from their dentist it’s really due to teeth grinding or cleanching ? #DentalCare #Dentist

I just saw a new dentist and she’s diagnosed or identified that my teeth grinding has caused me to crack or chip some of my teeth, I knew from another dentist it had possibly been an issue but it wasn’t severe enough or he didn’t think it was to mention a mouth guarded for night time use.

This dentist used the camera wand to be able to show me the cracks and show me my other dental work needing replacement and it’s clear , I didn’t realize until being focused on it after the appointment that I do the same thing during the week. So that likely explains the breakthrough headaches I’ve been.getting in the last few weeks.

Anyone else have a similar experience and did they help?

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Quick Tip Thursday: Wait Before You Brush Your Teeth After Eating

Brush at least 30 minutes after eating to protect any teeth enamel that has become softened by acid in the food.

This will help protect your enamel and help prevent most dental problems before they can occur.

#diabetestype2 #Diabetes #ChronicIllness #diabetestype1 #DentalCare #dental

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Wellness Wednesday: Diabetes and Dental Care

The American Academy of Periodontology reports that diabetes increases the risk of periodontal disease and the risk is greatest when diabetes is not controlled. Inflammatory gum disease can cause your gums, the tissues holding your teeth, and even your bones to die. Gum disease is the most common dental disease associated with diabetes, and a serious case could increase blood sugar levels.

You are more susceptible to infections and less able to fight the bacteria invading your gums because of this, making diabetes harder to control.

It is important for patients with diabetes to have regular dental visits. Studies suggest that treating gum disease can assist in better blood sugar control. Good oral hygiene and professional deep cleanings can help lower your HbA1c.

🪥Action Plan for Diabetes Dental Health🪥

Keep your teeth in good condition by putting together a dental health action plan. Include your healthcare provider in the plan as well.

Here are a few tips to maintain your teeth in great shape:

🦷 Manage your blood sugar levels. Use diabetes medications as directed. Try eating a healthier diet and exercising more. Maintaining good blood sugar control will also help your body fight any bacterial or fungal infections that you may have in your mouth, and help alleviate dry mouth.
🦷 Avoid smoking.
🦷 Any denture you wear should be cleaned daily.
🦷 You should brush twice a day with a soft toothbrush and floss daily.
🦷 Keep up with regular dental checks.

Sources: American Dental Association
American Academy of Periodontology

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How do you get past the guilt??? #ChronicIllness #Guilt #Fibromyalgia #Lupus #Endometriosis #HashimotosThyroiditis #PTSD #Anxiety #Depression #DentalCare

Uggghhh. Guys, help a girl out. My husband is a wonderful man and never puts pressure on me or complains about my illnesses but I DO. I feel like a burden, even when his actions and words tell me otherwise. But with every bill that comes in, every time I have to cancel on something, when I’m hurting so bad nothing gets done around the house- I feel so much guilt. I have nasty thoughts about myself. Telling myself I’m not worth all this trouble. I’m losing all my top teeth mid September. I’m feeling useless and ugly....even if he tells me otherwise. I can’t get a grip on it!

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Anyone else have dental workup fears because it can cause anxiety and pain flare ups?

I need dental work, but my past experience haven’t been pleasant. I have RA and fibromyalgia, and dentist and their assistants don’t seem to care. They been rough with me and caused me to be in more pain or caused a flare up. I’ve been told your to sensitive come back another day. But, I’m in pain everyday. I’m dreading looking for a dental office. #DentalCare #RheumatoidArthritis #Fibromyalgia #DentalAnxiety

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