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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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