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Untreated gum problems may lead to organ failure, cancer

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 17:13

Do your parents nag you to brush your teeth before going to bed and after meals? If yes, then pay heed to their words as it can save you from the terrible consequences six-year-old Shivam Vatsayan had to face only because he skipped brushing his teeth.

De-worming drug could help protect against periodontitis too

Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 14:20

A drug currently used to treat intestinal worms may protect people from periodontitis, an advanced gum disease.

Bugs in mouth shed light on gum disease

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 13:13

A study of microbes from the human mouth has provided insight into periodontitis, a disease marked by inflammation and infection of the ligaments and bones that support the teeth.

Inflamed gum triples risk of erectile disorder

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 00:11

Inflamed gums, caused by severe periodontal disease, tripled chances of erectile dysfunction (ED) among men in their 30s, according to a Turkish study.

Gum disease may trigger severe arthritis

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 17:53

A new research at the University of Adelaide has revealed strong evidence of a link between a common type of gum disease and severe arthritis.

Combat bad breath with rays of `light`

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 13:53

Bacteria in saliva which causes bad breath can be killed by exposure to blue light from tooth-whitening lamps, a study has claimed.

Fish oil may help reduce symptoms of Periodontitis

Last Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 09:30

Taking fish oil may help reduce symptoms of Periodontitis, inflammation of the tissue surrounding the teeth, say researchers.

Top doctors aim to fix record on gums-heart link

Last Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 09:31

American Heart Association (AHA) issued a "scientific statement" concluding that gum disease has not been shown to raise the risk of, let alone cause cardiovascular illness.

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