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Your Mouth Holds the Key to Your Heart

Did you know a healthy mouth can make your heart happy? It’s true. Studies show people with periodontal disease often have heart disease, though it’s unknown whether one causes the other. Whatever the connection, knowing about gum disease can help keep you protected. In its early stages, called gingivitis, gum disease can cause bleeding, redness, […]

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Top Gums: Feel the Need. The Need to Prevent Gum Disease

You may not know it, but you’re in constant combat with the bacteria in your mouth that cause gum disease. Here’s what you need to know to win the battle and ensure top gums. Gum disease can take two forms: gingivitis and a more advanced form, periodontitis. Both diseases come with a myriad of nasty […]

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Show Your Teeth Some Love

Cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of men and women in the United States, contributes to 2,400 deaths each day. Periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that destroys bone and gum tissues that support the teeth affects nearly 75 percent of Americans and is the major cause of adult tooth loss. While the two diseases may […]

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2 P’s to Avoid: Periodontal Disease and Pre-Diabetes

Many people have the misconception that taking care of your oral health only affects your teeth. Unfortunately, our bodies work as a system, and poor oral health inevitably leads to poor overall health. Pre-diabetes is only one of the many systemic connections between mouth and body. Denmark researchers found that people who had gum disease […]

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Men’s Health: Severe Gum Disease Linked to Erectile Dysfunction

A toothbrush doesn’t sound like the sexiest thing to pack for an overnight rendezvous but — trust us — it’s more necessary than you might think. A new study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that periodontitis, a chronic infection of the gums, not only is the main source of bad breath; it also may contribute to erectile […]

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People who control their diabetes through diet, exercise & medicine are less at-risk for gum disease.

The Link Between Diabetes and Gum Disease

Diabetics already have a lot to keep track of: blood sugar levels, nutrition, eyesight and weight loss or gain, just for starters. Unfortunately, people suffering from diabetes are also at higher risk for gum disease. Whether they’re type 1 or type 2, diabetics tend to get periodontal disease more easily and develop it earlier in […]

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