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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.
Tips to help older adults maintain good oral health

Tips to help older adults maintain good oral health

Sugar-sweetened acidic drinks linked to obesity and tooth wear among adults

Sugar-sweetened acidic drinks linked to obesity and tooth wear among adults

Chemical-sensing cells in the gums protect the mouth from infections

Chemical-sensing cells in the gums protect the mouth from infections

Gum disease associated with greater risk of high blood pressure

Gum disease associated with greater risk of high blood pressure

New molecules that could help tackle tooth loss and regeneration discovered

New molecules that could help tackle tooth loss and regeneration discovered

Light at last: why do more women develop Alzheimer’s disease?

Light at last: why do more women develop Alzheimer’s disease?

Brush your teeth and use floss to slow down Alzheimer's

Brush your teeth and use floss to slow down Alzheimer's

Cornell University study uncovers relationship between starch digestion gene and gut bacteria

Cornell University study uncovers relationship between starch digestion gene and gut bacteria

Gum disease bacterium releases toxins that may cause Alzheimer's

Gum disease bacterium releases toxins that may cause Alzheimer's

Dentists' diagnostic performance deteriorates when put under time pressure

Dentists' diagnostic performance deteriorates when put under time pressure

NHS dental budget must be better allocated to meet patients' needs

NHS dental budget must be better allocated to meet patients' needs

People with chronic periodontitis have higher risk for dementia

People with chronic periodontitis have higher risk for dementia

Western Dental offers tips to prevent bad breath

Western Dental offers tips to prevent bad breath

Proper oral hygiene and regular visits to dentist can promote heart health

Proper oral hygiene and regular visits to dentist can promote heart health

Acute Cardiovascular Care 2019 will highlight latest advances covering heart problems

Acute Cardiovascular Care 2019 will highlight latest advances covering heart problems

Researchers demonstrate strong evidence connecting bacterial pathogen and Alzheimer's pathogenesisis

Researchers demonstrate strong evidence connecting bacterial pathogen and Alzheimer's pathogenesisis

Location matters for inflammation clearance

Location matters for inflammation clearance

Gum disease linked with diabetes

Gum disease linked with diabetes

Treating gum disease could help people with Type 2 diabetes manage their blood glucose levels

Treating gum disease could help people with Type 2 diabetes manage their blood glucose levels

People with periodontal disease less likely to reach healthy blood pressure ranges

People with periodontal disease less likely to reach healthy blood pressure ranges