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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 Aspen Dental office to open in Murfreesboro, TN on June 5

New Aspen Dental office to open in Murfreesboro, TN on June 5

New Aspen Dental office to open in St. Augustine, FL

New Aspen Dental office to open in St. Augustine, FL

The view from the ground: How the health law is playing

The view from the ground: How the health law is playing

First Edition: April 28, 2014

First Edition: April 28, 2014

Oral health: The gateway to your overall health

Oral health: The gateway to your overall health

Interleukin receives conditional approval to offer results of PerioPredict genetic risk test

Interleukin receives conditional approval to offer results of PerioPredict genetic risk test

New Aspen Dental office opens in Pickerington, OH

New Aspen Dental office opens in Pickerington, OH

TG2 protein is a key mediator in Porphyromonas gingivalis infection, study finds

TG2 protein is a key mediator in Porphyromonas gingivalis infection, study finds

Beer hop leaves could be used to battle cavities and gum disease, say scientists

Beer hop leaves could be used to battle cavities and gum disease, say scientists

Researchers discover how byproducts from bacteria prevalent in gum disease incite growth of deadly tumors

Researchers discover how byproducts from bacteria prevalent in gum disease incite growth of deadly tumors

New Aspen Dental office to be opened in Jacksonville, FL

New Aspen Dental office to be opened in Jacksonville, FL

Colgate offers easy-to-follow tips to help women stay on track for better, healthy lifestyle this year

Colgate offers easy-to-follow tips to help women stay on track for better, healthy lifestyle this year

Nonsurgical treatment of periodontal disease does not improve glycemic control in patients with diabetes

Nonsurgical treatment of periodontal disease does not improve glycemic control in patients with diabetes

Poor oral hygiene, excess sugar consumption linked to heart disease

Poor oral hygiene, excess sugar consumption linked to heart disease

Drug used to treat intestinal worms could protect people from periodontitis, says study

Drug used to treat intestinal worms could protect people from periodontitis, says study

Probiotics may help keep bad germs at bay

Probiotics may help keep bad germs at bay

Expert warns about serious consequences associated with tooth loss

Expert warns about serious consequences associated with tooth loss

PeriodonticsLosAngeles.com helps to learn and prevent gum disease

PeriodonticsLosAngeles.com helps to learn and prevent gum disease

High-dose statins could have added benefit of reducing gum inflammation

High-dose statins could have added benefit of reducing gum inflammation

Olympic athletes lose to poor dental health

Olympic athletes lose to poor dental health