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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.
Postmenopausal women susceptible to bone fractures may be at increased risk for gum disease

Postmenopausal women susceptible to bone fractures may be at increased risk for gum disease

Top notch endodontic care for patients with dental anxiety

Top notch endodontic care for patients with dental anxiety

Three common health problems tied to oral health

Three common health problems tied to oral health

Plymouth researchers receive 2014 Oral and Dental Research Trust-GSK Research Award

Plymouth researchers receive 2014 Oral and Dental Research Trust-GSK Research Award

Researchers identify key protein that can reduce severity of disease equivalent to MS in mice

Researchers identify key protein that can reduce severity of disease equivalent to MS in mice

New Aspen Dental office opens in Estero, FL

New Aspen Dental office opens in Estero, FL

Researchers are developing compounds to combat causative agents of periodontitis

Researchers are developing compounds to combat causative agents of periodontitis

Aspen Dental expands operations with a new dental office in Hermitage, Tennessee

Aspen Dental expands operations with a new dental office in Hermitage, Tennessee

New Aspen Dental office opened in Sebring, Florida

New Aspen Dental office opened in Sebring, Florida

Tips for instilling positive dental habits in children

Tips for instilling positive dental habits in children

Solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria than hollow-head toothbrushes

Solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria than hollow-head toothbrushes

New Aspen Dental office opens in Selinsgrove, PA

New Aspen Dental office opens in Selinsgrove, PA

Study links gum disease to lung disease, cancer and heart failure

Study links gum disease to lung disease, cancer and heart failure

Burbank Invisalign expert offers advanced orthodontic treatments for teens

Burbank Invisalign expert offers advanced orthodontic treatments for teens

Findings may lead to better ways for preventing gum disease, diabetes and Crohn's disease

Findings may lead to better ways for preventing gum disease, diabetes and Crohn's disease

Oral wellness can help save money

Oral wellness can help save money

Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience oral health problems

Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience oral health problems

Non-surgical gum disease treatment reduces thickness of wall of arteries

Non-surgical gum disease treatment reduces thickness of wall of arteries

New drug offers promising possibility for treating adults with periodontitis

New drug offers promising possibility for treating adults with periodontitis

Bacteria that cause gum disease also promote heart disease, shows study

Bacteria that cause gum disease also promote heart disease, shows study