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People With Diabetes at Higher Risk for Developing Gum Disease

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes affects nearly 24 million people in the United States. In observance of National Diabetes Month, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) encourages those with diabetes to pay extra attention to their oral health. Studies have shown that those with diabetes are more susceptible to […]

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Sleep Apnea/Snoring

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder is defined by brief interruptions of breathing while you are asleep. ALEXANDRIA, VA, October 01, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ — Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder is defined by brief interruptions of breathing while you are asleep. This is a very serious condition, because it can result in high blood pressure, heart […]

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Gum Bacteria Escape Into Bloodstream And Increase Risk Of Clots And Heart Attack

UK researchers have found another reason for us to keep brushing and flossing our teeth: the same gum bacteria that cause dental plaque can escape from the mouth into the bloodstream and trigger clots that increase risk of heart attack and heart disease. The study that led to this finding was the work of University […]

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Gum Disease Treatment May Help Diabetes

Edinburgh University scientists have found reducing gum inflammation in people with diabetes can help minimise complications with the condition. It is thought when bacteria infect the mouth causing inflammation the chemical changes reduce effectiveness of insulin and raise the levels of blood sugar. Treatment to reduce inflammation may therefore help reduce blood sugar. The findings […]

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Healthy Gums and a Healthy Heart: The Perio-Cardio Connection

Newly released clinical recommendations encourage cardiologists to examine the mouth and periodontists to ask questions about heart health. CHICAGO—June 1, 2009—Cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of men and women in the United States, is a major public health issue contributing to 2,400 deaths each day. Periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that destroys bone and […]

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The Perio-Cardio Connection, Relationship Between Heart Disease and Gum Disease

The Perio-Cardio Connection, Relationship Between Heart Disease and Gum Disease February 19th, 2010 By Dr. Edgard El Chaar Gum (periodontal) diseases are chronic bacterial infections that affect the gums and supporting structures of the teeth and, if left untreated, can lead to serious health problems including heart disease. When the link between cardiovascular heart disease […]

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