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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.
Acute Cardiovascular Care 2019 will highlight latest advances covering heart problems

Acute Cardiovascular Care 2019 will highlight latest advances covering heart problems

Researchers demonstrate strong evidence connecting bacterial pathogen and Alzheimer's pathogenesisis

Researchers demonstrate strong evidence connecting bacterial pathogen and Alzheimer's pathogenesisis

Location matters for inflammation clearance

Location matters for inflammation clearance

Gum disease linked with diabetes

Gum disease linked with diabetes

Treating gum disease could help people with Type 2 diabetes manage their blood glucose levels

Treating gum disease could help people with Type 2 diabetes manage their blood glucose levels

People with periodontal disease less likely to reach healthy blood pressure ranges

People with periodontal disease less likely to reach healthy blood pressure ranges

Research points to new target for treating periodontitis

Research points to new target for treating periodontitis

Synedgen announces market launch of Moisyn Rinse for treatment of dry mouth symptoms

Synedgen announces market launch of Moisyn Rinse for treatment of dry mouth symptoms

New Crest Gum & Enamel Repair toothpaste may boost enamel repair and reverse gingivitis

New Crest Gum & Enamel Repair toothpaste may boost enamel repair and reverse gingivitis

Routine oral care to treat gum disease may improve cognitive function in cirrhosis patients

Routine oral care to treat gum disease may improve cognitive function in cirrhosis patients

UIC researchers receive NIH funding to develop a better way to regenerate bone or tissues

UIC researchers receive NIH funding to develop a better way to regenerate bone or tissues

Diet rich in whole grain carbohydrates less likely to damage oral health

Diet rich in whole grain carbohydrates less likely to damage oral health

Study demonstrates increased levels of gum disease in people at risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Study demonstrates increased levels of gum disease in people at risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Delta Dental promotes healthy smiles across Wisconsin through nutrition

Delta Dental promotes healthy smiles across Wisconsin through nutrition

Alcoholic drinks affect oral bacteria tied to diseases

Alcoholic drinks affect oral bacteria tied to diseases

Smart-tooth technology shows promise in detecting certain diseases in high-risk patients

Smart-tooth technology shows promise in detecting certain diseases in high-risk patients

New report sheds light on older adults’ oral health

New report sheds light on older adults’ oral health

Wine polyphenols may be good for oral health

Wine polyphenols may be good for oral health

Cholesterol and other lipids in the blood play role in many diseases

Cholesterol and other lipids in the blood play role in many diseases

Study provides more evidence for link between increased cancer risk and advanced gum disease

Study provides more evidence for link between increased cancer risk and advanced gum disease