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Free ‘Diabetes and Dental Care’ Presentation to Offer Tips to Protect Your Smile

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Stephanie Stanley

Lisa Lombardo
Senior Manager, Regional Communications

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WHAT: UPMC St. Margaret presents a discussion where participants can learn to manage their diabetes through proper dental care. Tips on how to properly brush and floss, what to look for when purchasing a toothbrush and guidance on which toothpaste is best will be provided. In addition, information on treating dry mouth, cold sores and taste changes, and ways to avoid infections, gingivitis and periodontal disease will be discussed.


Participants will receive a free gift. Light refreshments will be served and parking will be validated.


**Reservations are required by September 14. To reserve a spot, call 412-784-5162.


WHY: According to the American Diabetes Association, there is an increased prevalence of gum disease among those with diabetes. Maintaining oral hygiene can help with the management of diabetes and reduce the risk of dental health complications. Learn how your dentist can help you fight diabetes and the best ways to care for your teeth and gums. 


WHO: Rick Celko, D.M.D., dental director, UPMC Health Plan


WHEN: 6:00 to 7:15 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20


WHERE: UPMC St. Margaret, Cafeteria A and B, First Floor, 815 Freeport Rd., Pittsburgh, 15215.


Note to Media: To cover this event, pre-arrangements must be made by contacting Stephanie Stanley at or 412-586-9762. 
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