It's National Dental Hygiene Month!
Did you know that seeing your hygienist for cleanings and dentist regularly for exams can mean early detection of diabetes? 25.8 million people in the United States currently have a diagnosis for diabetes. It is believed that as many as 7 million have diabetes but the condition is currently undiagnosed. In 2007, 231,404 died of diabetes-related disease. The earlier it's detected, the faster effective treatments and preventative measures can be implemented.