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Maintaining healthy teeth and gums may reduce risk for pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. CHICAGO—January 18, 2011—Maintaining periodontal health may contribute to a healthy respiratory system, according to research published in the Journal of Periodontology. A new study suggests that periodontal disease may increase the risk for respiratory infections, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) […]
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 […]
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. The benefit of using implants is that they don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support and they are permanent and stable. Implants are a good solution to tooth loss because they […]
Reducing stress can positively affect your oral health, and potentially your bottom line. Chronic stress can lead to periodontal disease, which, if left untreated, may result in even more serious and potentially expensive overall health complications. (American Academy of Periodontology press release) Original post by Meg Dempsey
Research published in the Lancet Oncology found that men with a history of gum disease are 14 percent more likely to develop cancer than men with healthy gums. (American Academy of Periodontology press release) Original post by Meg Dempsey