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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Gum disease strikes all ages, with 4 out of 5 adults and nearly all children and adolescents having some form of this oral health problem.
In fact, periodontal or gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss and has become an important oral health concern similar to tooth decay. Even more concerning, new research shows that gum disease is linked to other health problems including heart and respiratory diseases, preterm and low birthweight babies, stroke, osteoporosis, and diabetes.
Certain populations, such as Mexican Americans and African Americans, are at (More)
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