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Colgate Total encourages diabetics to brush up on oral hygiene habits

BY Allison Cerra

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.

 

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L’Oreal Paris brings beauty to Glamour’s Women of the Year awards

BY Allison Cerra

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.

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Head & Shoulders honors Brian Bosworth for iconic hair

BY Antoinette Alexander

CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble’s Head & Shoulders hair care brand has crowned National Football League legend Brian Bosworth "Most Iconic NFL Hair of All Time."

Recognized for his hair style, the "Boz cut," Bosworth will be inducted as the winner of Head & Shoulders’ Mane Event, a throwdown between eight NFL legends with iconic hair. However, Head & Shoulders spokesman and Pittsburgh Steelers Troy Polamalu’s full and thick curls continue to carry the ultimate hair torch, as his million-dollar Samoan locks now bear the honor of earning the Guinness World Record title of "Highest Insured Hair."

The Mane Event is a nod to Head & Shoulders’ Polamalooza campaign, a celebration of full and thick NFL hair styles, both past and present.

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