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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 treatment option for bad breath

New treatment option for bad breath

Women are 2.5 times more likely than men to fear a visit to the dentist

Women are 2.5 times more likely than men to fear a visit to the dentist

Fruit juice, regular exercise, clean teeth and a drink in moderation, all help prevent Alzheimer's

Fruit juice, regular exercise, clean teeth and a drink in moderation, all help prevent Alzheimer's

Early exposure to inflammatory disease multiplies Alzheimer's risk

Early exposure to inflammatory disease multiplies Alzheimer's risk

Eat raisins to fight gum disease!

Eat raisins to fight gum disease!

Gum disease patients ignore dentist advice

Gum disease patients ignore dentist advice

Mother of all treatments could cure baldness, and banish stretch marks!

Mother of all treatments could cure baldness, and banish stretch marks!

Electric toothbrushes best for fighting gum disease

Electric toothbrushes best for fighting gum disease

Organ donors must document their wishes

Organ donors must document their wishes

Blue light kills gum disease

Blue light kills gum disease

Cranberry juice may help protect against heart disease

Cranberry juice may help protect against heart disease

Lip piercing bad for gums

Lip piercing bad for gums

Sports drinks can damage teeth

Sports drinks can damage teeth

People with gum disease are more likely to suffer from atherosclerosis

People with gum disease are more likely to suffer from atherosclerosis

Diabetics who do not have good control over their blood sugar levels are more susceptible to oral health problems

Diabetics who do not have good control over their blood sugar levels are more susceptible to oral health problems

Cranberry juice may help prevent gum disease

Cranberry juice may help prevent gum disease

Study tests inflammatory response of Down Syndrome patients

Study tests inflammatory response of Down Syndrome patients

Gum disease vaccination aim of world-first research

Gum disease vaccination aim of world-first research

Link between oral bacterium and premature babies

Link between oral bacterium and premature babies

Men's oral hygiene far behind women's

Men's oral hygiene far behind women's