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Are people with gum disease at greater risk of high blood pressure?

Hypertension could be the driver of heart attack and stroke in patients with periodontitis.

Genes may play role in tooth decay, gum disease: Study

Among the genes that could be linked to tooth decay are those that help form teeth and the jawbone, those with protective functions in saliva and those which affect the bacteria found on the teeth.


People with gum disease at risk of rheumatoid arthritis: Study

People with increased levels of gum disease are at risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person's joints, causing pain and disability and can also affect internal organs.

Severe gum disease linked to lung, colon cancers

Advanced gum disease, also called periodontitis, is caused by bacterial infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that supports the teeth. According to researchers, a sign of severe periodontitis - had an 80 per cent increase in risk of developing colon cancer.

How diabetes fosters gum disease?

Diabetes causes a shift in the oral microbiome which may lead to an increased risk of developing periodontitis, also known as gum disease, which causes inflammation around the teeth as well as bone loss, researchers say.

Worried about your gums? Here are six signs to watch out for

Bleeding, sensitive teeth, bad breath are some of the signs that you should pay particular attention to your gums.


Beer hop leaves could battle dental diseases

Tanaka's group decided to investigate what substances in these leaves might cause the healthful effects.

Hangovers decrease with age,finds study

The new study of hangovers across adulthood has found their severity depends on age.

Gum disease tied to Alzheimer's risk

Our hypothesis is that this is a chronic assault. It is not happening overnight,it is a build-up over years.

Common gum disease may be linked to severe arthritis: study

Nearly 60 per cent of the world's population is affected by periodontitis.