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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.
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

Researchers develop an intraoral device for weight loss

Researchers develop an intraoral device for weight loss

Why your dentist might seem pushy

Why your dentist might seem pushy

EFP launches Europerio Series to showcase the hottest topics in oral health

EFP launches Europerio Series to showcase the hottest topics in oral health

Exercise could be used to improve the oral environment in people with NAFLD

Exercise could be used to improve the oral environment in people with NAFLD

Imbalanced bacterial community in the gums linked to Alzheimer's disease biomarker

Imbalanced bacterial community in the gums linked to Alzheimer's disease biomarker

Study examines the impact of dental coverage offered through Michigan’s Medicaid expansion

Study examines the impact of dental coverage offered through Michigan’s Medicaid expansion

Periodontal inflammation associated with higher risk of major cardiovascular events

Periodontal inflammation associated with higher risk of major cardiovascular events

Periodontitis treatment that changes oral bacteria also reduces severity of diabetes

Periodontitis treatment that changes oral bacteria also reduces severity of diabetes