Stages Of Gum Disease
The task of brushing and flossing daily has never been more important in order to eliminate gum disease and the compromises placed on our overall health.



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Diabetes and Gum Disease
Research has come forth that suggests that the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes goes both ways – periodontal disease can make it more difficult for diabetics to control their blood sugar.



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Healthy Mouth and Body
Taking good care of your mouth does more than give you a bright, white smile. Having a healthy mouth and healthy body go hand-in-hand!




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Heart Disease, Stroke, and Gum Disease
The link between gum and heart problems has long been recognized….




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Pregnancy and Gum Disease
Something that many women may not be aware of is the effect that having gum disease has on pregnant women. Gum disease has been associated with low birth weight of the baby.




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Pancreatic Cancer and Gum Disease
A recent study from Harvard University showed that in over 51,000 males those who had moderate to severe gum disease are at a 60% greater risk for developing Pancreatic Cancer.



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Smoking and Gum Disease
Most smokers are aware of the dangers tobacco use can have on their health. Tobacco is widely associated with lung cancer, lung disease, heart disease, and low-birth-weight infants. However, most smokers aren’t aware of their increased risk of gum disease as a result of their tobacco use. Research shows that smokers are almost twice as likely to loose teeth than nonsmokers.  

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Osteoporosis and Gum Disease
Osteoporosis is a condition that causes low or decreasing bone mass. Untreated osteoporosis can often lead to tooth loss, mainly because the disease diminishes the density of the bone supporting the teeth. 

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Women and Periodontal Health
The changes that women experience throughout life lead to unique health care needs. Since periodontal health is connected to your overall health, as your health care needs change throughout your life- during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause- your oral care needs may change, too.

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Men and Periodontal Health
Men already have a lot to worry about when it comes to health; they face shorter life spans, greater risk of heart attacks, and higher rates of cancer than women. One more thing can be added to that list: research shows that periodontal disease is more prevalent in men than women, and men lose more teeth on average than women!

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