Columns by Dr. Michael Goldberg, D.M.D.

March 2016 - Burning Mouth
Discussing the causes and treatments

June 2015 - Speaking Up
11 things your dentist should always know about you

December 2014 - Sugar Does Not Cause Tooth Decay
A new look at an age-old piece of dental advice

October 2014 - Don't Go to the Dentist Every 6 Months
Debunking an old myth about dental visits

August 2014 — Can a Healthy Mouth Be the Key to Controlling Your Diabetes?
The vital role your mouth plays in diabetes management

June 2014 — I Have Diabetes So I Can't Get Dental Implants
Managing blood glucose paves way for safe procedure

Apr. 2014 — Diabetes, Sleep, and Your Mouth
Connecting the dots between getting rest and oral care

Feb. 2014 — Top 10 Tooth Fairy Tales for People with Diabetes
Taking care of your gums and diabetes should be a priority

Dec. 2013 — I'm Really Upset and You Should Be Too
Oral care more than a risk factor for people with diabetes

Oct. 2013 — You Are HOW You Eat
A breakdown at any stage of digestion process can affect oral health

Aug. 2013 — When Choosing a Dentist, Should Insurance Be a Criteria?
One doctor's perspective on the health insurance industry

June 2013 — Talk to Your Dentist
2-way communication vital in effective oral care

April 2013 — 5 Foods That Can Help Your Diabetes and Your Mouth
How we chew also makes lasting impact on oral health

Feb. 2013 — Word of Mouth
Asking right questions first step to good diabetes, oral care

Last Modified Date: March 11, 2016

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by Brenda Bell
Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our high and/or unstable glucose levels are directly responsible for that change in our mental state. My belief is that the unrelenting need for self-care, for following the sort of care schedules that can drive licensed, professional caregivers crazy, is what overwhelms us...
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