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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.
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

Immune-regulating drug reverses dental problems in aging mice

Immune-regulating drug reverses dental problems in aging mice

Entamoeba gingivalis linked to severe and recurrent periodontitis

Entamoeba gingivalis linked to severe and recurrent periodontitis

New insights into the building blocks of periodontitis

New insights into the building blocks of periodontitis

The building blocks of gum disease

The building blocks of gum disease

Dental teams could play key role in early detection of Type 2 and pre-diabetes

Dental teams could play key role in early detection of Type 2 and pre-diabetes

Gum disease linked to stroke

Gum disease linked to stroke

Why yogurt consumption may help reduce breast cancer risk

Why yogurt consumption may help reduce breast cancer risk

Scurvy is still found in Canada

Scurvy is still found in Canada

New study explores the effect of obesity on non-surgical periodontal care

New study explores the effect of obesity on non-surgical periodontal care

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