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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 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

Study shows link between periodontitis and COVID-19 complications

Study shows link between periodontitis and COVID-19 complications

Researchers test the effects of growth molecules exuded by oral bacteria

Researchers test the effects of growth molecules exuded by oral bacteria

Biological imbalance found to be the link between gum and kidney disease

Biological imbalance found to be the link between gum and kidney disease

Virtual telehealth platform enables kidney transplant evaluation from home

Virtual telehealth platform enables kidney transplant evaluation from home

Novel insights open up new avenues for treating autoimmune conditions

Novel insights open up new avenues for treating autoimmune conditions

Scientists discover mechanism linking gum disease to inflammatory conditions

Scientists discover mechanism linking gum disease to inflammatory conditions

Scientists examine the sustainability of different models of toothbrush

Scientists examine the sustainability of different models of toothbrush

Perio & Cardio educational campaign outlines the link between periodontal and heart health

Perio & Cardio educational campaign outlines the link between periodontal and heart health

Gum disease and esophageal and stomach cancer risk

Gum disease and esophageal and stomach cancer risk

New strategy identified to address the underlying cause of LAD1 patients' symptoms

New strategy identified to address the underlying cause of LAD1 patients' symptoms

Gum Health Day 2020 to be celebrated worldwide on 12 May

Gum Health Day 2020 to be celebrated worldwide on 12 May