periodontitis

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Synonyms for periodontitis

a disease that attacks the gum and bone and around the teeth

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This simple to use and innovative method of fighting gum disease is proving very popular with patients of the Sacramento Dentistry Group.
2 FLOSSING is the best way to help prevent gum disease.
Giri Palani, routinely treats patients for gum disease and related tooth loss.
The good news is that gum disease can usually be treated by brushing your teeth for two minutes at least twice a day and flossing regularly.
Bain added that the incidence of gum disease is high among smokers: "Aside from poor oral hygiene, by the age of 50, heavy smokers are up to 25 times more likely to have periodontal bone loss than non-smokers.
Proponents claim 20 minutes of gargling oil-such as sunflower or sesame oil-may prevent plaque buildup, whiten teeth, treat gum disease and kill bad breath.
As for linkage between Mouth Bacteria and the Heart, the researchers said people with gum disease are more likely to suffer from heart disease than those with healthy, pink gums.
Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, said: "The link may seem frivolous but the research from Inonu University, in Turkey, clearly points to severe gum disease as a possible cause of erectile dysfunction.
The findings also showed that hospitalizations decreased by 33 percent and physician visits by 13 percent across the entire study population of diabetics when gum disease is treated and managed afterward"
The study found that for each pack sold per person per month, the odds of exposure to secondhand smoke increased 28 percent and odds of gum disease increased 15 percent.
Now researchers suspect a link exists between obesity and gum disease.
Another factor is that of smoking - if the patient is a heavy smoker then this will increase the risk of implant failure and lead to periodontal gum disease," Abdallah said adding that implants can fracture if they are subject to undue stress or overloading.
They will help to prevent gum disease and keep more than just children's smiles healthy.
As the beverage has become more widespread elsewhere, so too have studies that report its health benefits for everything from weight loss to prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease and now gum disease.
Nearly 40% of the UK's adult population suffers from gum disease and the latest research is beginning to show a possible link between gum disease, heart disease, strokes, respiratory complaints, diabetes and pregnancy problems such as low birth weight and premature delivery.