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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Oral Disease & Osteoporosis

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ORAL DISEASE & OSTEOPOROSIS BY JEAN WACTAWSKI-WENDE From: ORAL AND WHOLE BODY HEALTH JOHN SOARES IS BONE LOSS from oral infection associated with osteoporosis? Research on osteoporosis and oral bone loss has shown a fairly consistent relationship, including a recent University at Buffalo study that linked osteoporosis and periodontal disease, which caused loss of both oral bone and teeth—especially in women aged 70 years and older. But...

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