Colgate Total encourages diabetics to brush up on oral hygiene habits
NEW YORK In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, Colgate Total is offering consumers tips to build good oral hygiene habits.
Citing a statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which noted the increased prevalence of gum disease among those with diabetes, the toothpaste brand has made the following recommendations to consumers:
- Control your glucose levels. If your blood glucose levels are poorly controlled, you are more likely to develop serious gum disease than people with properly controlled glucose levels;
- Floss at least once a day. Flossing helps remove plaque between your teeth and under your gum line;
- Brush at least twice a day and use an antibacterial toothpaste. This is proven to reduce the germs that can lead to gum disease;
- Schedule regular dental cleanings. Visit your dentist at least twice a year for professional cleanings, and remind your dentist that you have diabetes — oral care should be a part of your overall diabetes management care to ensure that serious gum disease isn’t causing your blood sugar to rise, making diabetes harder to control; and
- Look for early signs of gum disease. Report any signs of gum disease — including redness, swelling and bleeding gums — to your dentist.
"Overall, there is low awareness among the diabetes community about the association between oral health and the short- and long-term implications it may have on a successful, comprehensive diabetes management plan," said Maria Emanuel Ryan, a professor of oral biology and pathology at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, N.Y. "One of the many complications of diabetes is a greater risk for periodontal disease. Poor control of diabetes can cause various adverse effects in the mouth, such as salivary gland dysfunction, dental caries and oral infections. If you have oral infection and inflammation, it’s much more difficult to control blood glucose levels. Intensive periodontitis treatment significantly reduces levels of A1C, a measure of glucose control over the prior two to three months."
For more information about the link between oral health and diabetes, please visit OralHealthAndDiabetes.com.
L’Oreal Paris brings beauty to Glamour’s Women of the Year awards
NEW YORK At this year’s 20th Annual Women of the Year Awards hosted by Glamour magazine, L’Oreal Paris, which sponsored the ceremony, provided honorees with its latest products to try out during the event.
In the green room of the WOTY awards ceremony, held at Carnegie Hall in New York, honorees stopped by the L’Oreal Paris makeup room to check out the beauty brand’s latest products, including L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche lip liner and Colour Juice sheer juicy lip gloss, Voluminous Million Lashes mascara and Infallible Never Fail plumping lip gloss.
The evening featured a live musical performance by Janelle Monae. Additional red-carpet guests included various celebrities, including Kyra Sedgwick, Beverly Johnson, Alexa Ray Joel, Petra Nemcova, Gayle King and more.
Every year, Glamour magazine recognizes women that have changed the world through courageous and inspiring efforts.
Carol Alt to unveil Raw Essentials at Duane Reade
NEW YORK Supermodel Carol Alt is launching her new skin care line, dubbed Raw Essentials, with in-store appearances at Duane Reade stores on Nov. 17 and 18.
On Nov. 17, Alt will be at the Duane Reade store at Third Avenue and 58th Street, and on Nov. 18, she will be at the Eighth Avenue and 42nd Street store.
Alt created Raw Essentials with such organic ingredients as green tea, blue chamomile, cucumber, rose, tangerine, lavender and calendula. Raw Essentials never is heated above 115 degrees Farenheit to preserve vitamins and nutrients that create glowing, healthy-looking skin.
"We are so thrilled to have Carol Alt’s new line Raw Essentials at Duane Reade. Shoppers will be delighted to have a skin care line so cutting-edge and green at their local Duane Reade corner drug store," stated Joe Magnacca, president of Duane Reade.
Alt has graced more than 700 magazine covers and has appeared in 65 films. She is among the "Top 5 Models of All Time," according to AskMen.com, alongside Christie Brinkley, Cindy Crawford and Gisele Bundchen.