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Gum disease or periodontal disease is an infection caused by bacteria under the gum tissue that begin to destroy the gums and bone. Teeth become loose, chewing becomes difficult, and teeth may have to be extracted. Gum disease may also be related to damage elsewhere in the body; recent studies point to associations between such oral infections and diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and preterm, low-weight births. Research is underway to further examine these connections.
Research points to new target for treating periodontitis

Research points to new target for treating periodontitis

Synedgen announces market launch of Moisyn Rinse for treatment of dry mouth symptoms

Synedgen announces market launch of Moisyn Rinse for treatment of dry mouth symptoms

New Crest Gum & Enamel Repair toothpaste may boost enamel repair and reverse gingivitis

New Crest Gum & Enamel Repair toothpaste may boost enamel repair and reverse gingivitis

Routine oral care to treat gum disease may improve cognitive function in cirrhosis patients

Routine oral care to treat gum disease may improve cognitive function in cirrhosis patients

UIC researchers receive NIH funding to develop a better way to regenerate bone or tissues

UIC researchers receive NIH funding to develop a better way to regenerate bone or tissues

Diet rich in whole grain carbohydrates less likely to damage oral health

Diet rich in whole grain carbohydrates less likely to damage oral health

Study demonstrates increased levels of gum disease in people at risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Study demonstrates increased levels of gum disease in people at risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Delta Dental promotes healthy smiles across Wisconsin through nutrition

Delta Dental promotes healthy smiles across Wisconsin through nutrition

Alcoholic drinks affect oral bacteria tied to diseases

Alcoholic drinks affect oral bacteria tied to diseases

Smart-tooth technology shows promise in detecting certain diseases in high-risk patients

Smart-tooth technology shows promise in detecting certain diseases in high-risk patients

Cholesterol and other lipids in the blood play role in many diseases

Cholesterol and other lipids in the blood play role in many diseases

Study provides more evidence for link between increased cancer risk and advanced gum disease

Study provides more evidence for link between increased cancer risk and advanced gum disease

Bacteria linked to periodontitis may play role in onset of cancer

Bacteria linked to periodontitis may play role in onset of cancer

EPF raises awareness campaign to improve oral health

EPF raises awareness campaign to improve oral health

A poor neighborhood in Chicago looks to Cuba to fight infant mortality

A poor neighborhood in Chicago looks to Cuba to fight infant mortality

Poor oral health contributes to frailty in older adults

Poor oral health contributes to frailty in older adults

Frail patients losing access to dental house calls

Frail patients losing access to dental house calls

Researchers identify oral bacteria linked to esophageal cancer

Researchers identify oral bacteria linked to esophageal cancer

Oral bacteria that lead to periodontal disease linked to higher risk of esophageal cancer

Oral bacteria that lead to periodontal disease linked to higher risk of esophageal cancer

Discovery of natural molecule could lead to effective treatments for gum disease and atherosclerosis

Discovery of natural molecule could lead to effective treatments for gum disease and atherosclerosis