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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 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

Heart disease can be reduced substantially by regularly treating existing gum infections

Heart disease can be reduced substantially by regularly treating existing gum infections

Comparative genomics to cast new light on other spirochete microbes

Comparative genomics to cast new light on other spirochete microbes