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Study Confirms the Link Between Gum Disease and High Blood Pressure Gum disease may make it harder to treat high blood pressure, finds study of 3,600 U.S. adults. Gum disease may make it more difficult to treat high blood pressure, based on a recent study that links gum disease to [...]

Bacteria That Cause Gum Disease?

New research indicates that some cases of Alzheimer’s disease may involve infection by Porphyromonas gingivalis, a bacterial species that’s best known for causing gum disease in the mouth. BY KATHERINE J. WU WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2019 NOVA WONDERS As Alzheimer's disease progresses, communication between brain cells breaks down. New research [...]

Is Severe Gum Disease Linked to Cancer?

Clinical Context Periodontitis has been associated with a higher risk for cardiovascular disease among adults, and a joint working group from the European Federation of Periodontology and American Academy of Periodontology addressed this issue in a statement published in the April 2013 issue of the Journal of Periodontology. The group found [...]