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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.
Study shows link between vaping and risk of caries

Study shows link between vaping and risk of caries

After Congress fails to add dental coverage, Medicare weighs limited benefit expansion

After Congress fails to add dental coverage, Medicare weighs limited benefit expansion

Scientists uncover and sequence ancient herpes virus genomes that commonly cause lip sores

Scientists uncover and sequence ancient herpes virus genomes that commonly cause lip sores

Recipients of the first ever EFP Innovation Award for Digital Solutions for Gum Health announced

Recipients of the first ever EFP Innovation Award for Digital Solutions for Gum Health announced

Women with premature births more often have gum disease, study finds

Women with premature births more often have gum disease, study finds

People who believe luck determines their fate are more likely to have severe gum disease

People who believe luck determines their fate are more likely to have severe gum disease

Oral piercings negatively affect the adjacent teeth and gums

Oral piercings negatively affect the adjacent teeth and gums

Improving dental care by linking medical and dental records in health Information exchanges

Improving dental care by linking medical and dental records in health Information exchanges

Gum Health Day 2022 calls for prevention, early detection, and effective treatment of gum diseases

Gum Health Day 2022 calls for prevention, early detection, and effective treatment of gum diseases

Penn scientists discover how one inflammatory disorder increases susceptibility to another

Penn scientists discover how one inflammatory disorder increases susceptibility to another

Researchers discover new mechanisms for bone loss in gum disease

Researchers discover new mechanisms for bone loss in gum disease

Sugary and high glycemic load foods may influence poor oral health

Sugary and high glycemic load foods may influence poor oral health

New studies highlight how e-cigarettes may be contributing to gum disease

New studies highlight how e-cigarettes may be contributing to gum disease

Scientists find that having one kind of autoimmune disease can lead to another

Scientists find that having one kind of autoimmune disease can lead to another

Missouri’s thin dental safety net stretched amid Medicaid expansion

Missouri’s thin dental safety net stretched amid Medicaid expansion

Study improves understanding of the link between obesity and gum disease

Study improves understanding of the link between obesity and gum disease

Research examines the effectiveness of various oral hygiene tools

Research examines the effectiveness of various oral hygiene tools

Gram-positive and -negative bacteria found to be involved in periodontal bone loss

Gram-positive and -negative bacteria found to be involved in periodontal bone loss

Periodontitis associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Periodontitis associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Study sheds new light on why some people may be more prone to serious gum infection

Study sheds new light on why some people may be more prone to serious gum infection