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SEPTEMBER Newsletter 2017
Oral Health Challenges For Diabetics May Be A Thing Of The Past
You may be among the almost 10 percent of Americans who are diabetic. While we’re oral health specialists, we monitor changes to your overall health, because teeth and gums and the rest of your body are connected. What affects one part is bound to affect the other.

We’re following the latest research from New York University College of Dentistry, which could hold the key to protecting bone and better healing for diabetic patients. Researchers found hyperglycemic mice, the mouse counterparts to human Type 2 diabetics, had 24-times higher amounts of the compound succinate than “normal mice.” This opens the door to therapies that regulate succinate for bone density protection. Female diabetics alone are at a 20 percent greater risk of fractures than women who don’t have Type 2 diabetes. Anything that helps prevent bone resorption and increase the odds of speedy and successful healing is a plus for us!

We see repeatedly how poorly-controlled diabetes affects our patients and challenges their oral health, including:
  • Dry mouth, which promotes tooth decay
  • Delays in post-treatment recovery
  • Frequent mouth infections
  • Poor blood sugar control = more gum problems
  • Advanced gum disease may elevate blood sugar
As Health Status Evolves With Age, Rochester Dental Team’s Preventive, Family Focus Remains Unchanged
It’s estimated that 34 percent of Michiganders aged 35 to 44 have lost at least one tooth. Gum disease is a common cause of tooth loss. More than half of adult Americans in this age range reportedly have gingivitis, with 16 percent suffering from the most destructive types of periodontal disease.

As We welcome Dr. Dina Khoury to our family!
Welcom Dr. Dina Khoury
It is with great pleasure that we announce the addition of Dr. Dina Khoury to our practice. Dr. Khoury is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry (1995). After her studies, she served our Veterans during her residency at the VA Hospital in Dayton Ohio. Dr. Khoury has been in private practice for over 20 years, the majority of which have been spent serving the Rochester community. She enjoys treating patients of all ages, and has a passion for cosmetic dentistry. Living in Rochester Hills with her husband, Dr. Erik Hanby, and their two children Gabriel and Natalie, she is an active member of the community. In her spare time she enjoys running outdoors, spending time at her cottage in northern Michigan, and traveling. We welcome all of her patients to join us in her new dental home.
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