Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. With type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in your blood.
TMJ disorder, also known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, is known to cause excessive pain to jaw bones and a significant amount of overall discomfort when using the muscles that control jaw movement. This disorder is much more common than most people are aware of and is actually frequently used as an explanation for why an individual is experiencing constant headaches or neck and shoulder pain.
While finding out for sure whether or not you have TMJ disorder requires a consultation from a certified professional, there are a few things that you can look for to find out whether or not you may have it. Here is a look at a few things that may be pointing to the fact that you have Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. Continue reading →
Many people think that having your wisdom teeth removed is something that is basically required at some point in your life. This is not, however, always the case. Many individuals can get away with not having their wisdom teeth removed if they are positioned in a way that allows for proper biting with the surrounding teeth.
At the same time, there are many cases where wisdom teeth removal is required to maintain the health and positioning of the rest of the teeth. Here’s a look at five signs that you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed by a dentist. Continue reading →