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Gum Disease

How to Combat Periodontal Disease

Most people have a standard routine when it comes to their oral hygiene practices. They brush their teeth and floss at least twice daily. However, breaking that pattern for long periods of time can lead to serious issues. One such oral health epidemic, Periodontal Disease, affects half of all Americans ages 30-plus, according to the…

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Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s: Examining A Potential Link

Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease and the most common cause of dementia, but what’s the connection to oral health? A recent study published in the journal Science Advances revealed a potential link between P. gingivalis, the bacteria associated with periodontal disease (commonly known as gum disease), and Alzheimer’s. Researchers found Gingipains – the toxic enzyme…

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