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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.
This No Smoking Day think of your oral health and kick the habit

This No Smoking Day think of your oral health and kick the habit

Patients with chronic kidney disease and periodontitis have higher mortality rate

Patients with chronic kidney disease and periodontitis have higher mortality rate

Better understanding link between oral bacteria and certain types of stroke

Better understanding link between oral bacteria and certain types of stroke

PDA encourages parents to help children develop healthy oral health habits

PDA encourages parents to help children develop healthy oral health habits

Chattem’s ACT Advanced Care Mouthwash designated as 2016 Product of the Year

Chattem’s ACT Advanced Care Mouthwash designated as 2016 Product of the Year

Children at higher risk of developing cavities not getting needed preventive dental care

Children at higher risk of developing cavities not getting needed preventive dental care

Louisville researchers move closer to potential treatment for gum disease

Louisville researchers move closer to potential treatment for gum disease

Saint Louis University receives NIH grant to investigate development of new drugs to treat bone diseases

Saint Louis University receives NIH grant to investigate development of new drugs to treat bone diseases

Regular smokers at increased risk of tooth loss, new study confirms

Regular smokers at increased risk of tooth loss, new study confirms

Aspen Dental opens new office in Richmond, Kentucky

Aspen Dental opens new office in Richmond, Kentucky

Survey: Many older Americans lack access to oral healthcare

Survey: Many older Americans lack access to oral healthcare

New study focuses on dental screenings for drug misuse

New study focuses on dental screenings for drug misuse

Researchers use silk fibers to grow stem cells into salivary gland cells

Researchers use silk fibers to grow stem cells into salivary gland cells

Natural substance could help people avoid cavities, gum disease

Natural substance could help people avoid cavities, gum disease

Study shows that periodontal treatment can reduce symptoms of prostatitis

Study shows that periodontal treatment can reduce symptoms of prostatitis

Adseverin protein plays key role in bone loss associated with osteoinflammatory disease

Adseverin protein plays key role in bone loss associated with osteoinflammatory disease

New Forsyth Institute study sheds light on connection between the mouth and heart

New Forsyth Institute study sheds light on connection between the mouth and heart

Treating common gum disease in CKD patients could reduce heart disease risk

Treating common gum disease in CKD patients could reduce heart disease risk

Aspen Dental to open five new locations in Arkansas in 2015

Aspen Dental to open five new locations in Arkansas in 2015

Rutgers researchers study rare form of gum disease that affects African-American adolescents

Rutgers researchers study rare form of gum disease that affects African-American adolescents