Gum disease bacteria and their damage to immune system, study finds

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Source: Image and text courtesy of University of Pennsylvania Date:June 11, 2014 Bacteria responsible for many cases of periodontitis cause an imbalance in the microbial community in the gums, with a sophisticated, two-pronged manipulation of the human immune system, research shows. Not only does the team’s discovery open up new targets for periodontitis treatment, it also suggests a bacterial strategy that could be at play in other diseases involving dysbiosis. The human body is comprised of…

Gum disease (Periodontal Disease), symptoms and treatment explained by Kingston Upon Thames dentist

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Gum disease is inflammation of the gum caused by poor oral hygiene. Bacteria forms a sticky colourless plaque on the teeth. Daily brushing and flossing helps to remove the plaque. If the plaque is not removed regularly, it forms a hard surface on the teeth called tartar that can only be removed through professional cleaning by a dental hygienist. If plaque accumulation is not addressed early, it can lead to underplaying tissues and bone…

Kingston dentist explains gum disease and its long term health problems

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There are a lot of studies that suggest oral health can no longer be separated from overall health. More and more studies are finding a number of negative health conditions and systemic diseases that are linked to periodontal disease. Below are some of the findings by the largest authorities on oral health to give you an idea of what health treats we have to be aware of when it comes to periodontal disease: Researchers…

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