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Relationship between gum and heart disease?

Q: What is relationship of gum and heart disease? A: There is a strong association between gum disease and heart disease. Many studies done in the US and in Europe have shown this consistently. If you have untreated or unstable

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Link between Periodontal (Gum) Disease and Heart Disease?

Q: Is there a link between periodontal (gum) disease and heart disease? A: The link between periodontal disease and heart problems is well-established. Please see the Heart Disease and Stroke page of our site and the Periodontal Disease and Your

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Could Your Oral Health be Harming Your Heart?

Patients often ask me if there are any connections between what happens in the mouth and the rest of the body. Many do not realize that bleeding gums, mouth infections, bad breath, plaque build-up, not brushing and flossing adequately, color

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What Does Your Mouth Say About Your Heart?

Since periodontitis is a persistent bacterial infection causing chronic inflammation in periodontal tissues, it is suggested that it may travel through the bloodstream and increase the risk of acute cardiac syndrome.

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Further Evidence Reveals the Association Between Periodontal Disease and Coronary Artery Disease

Research is racing to help healthcare professionals further understand how periodontal diseases are linked to cardiovascular disease. A study published in a recent issue of the Journal of Periodontology explains another reason why people with periodontal diseases are at a significant risk for coronary artery disease (CAD).

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