INVADERS & the Body’s defenses

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Gum Disease illustrates how local infections may have systemic consequences. Infection and inflammation in the mouth have been linked to a variety of systemic conditions, including pregnancy complications, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.   Recent national media coverage spotlighting inflammation has spawned much interest in this topic. If infection in the gums not only precedes inflammation in the arteries, but encourages it....

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Could Periodontal Disease Increase the Risk for Cardiovascular Disease?

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It is clear that inflammation is linked to heart disease, and that one of the body’s most common source of inflammation is periodontal (gum) disease.  Does poor oral health contribute to heart disease risk? Inflammation, a central player of atherosclerosis, occurs when white blood cells, the body’s first line of defense against infection, invade and become active in tissue.       EVALUATING THE DATA: Could Periodontal...

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