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Gum disease bacteria could also cause heart disease

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 12:28

Researchers have shown that the same bacteria that cause gum disease also promotes heart disease.

Bacterial `tomb` in ancient teeth window for dental care

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 12:58

Researchers found an ancient human oral cavity that carried numerous opportunistic pathogens and discovered that periodontal disease or gum disease is caused by the same bacteria today as in the past.

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.

Gum disease may lead to heart problems: Study

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 10:17

Ignoring the gum disease may prove detrimental and affect the health of your heart in the long run, a new study has said.

Gum disease bacteria may worsen arthritis

Last Updated: Friday, September 13, 2013, 17:36

Scientists have found that a bacteria responsible for gum disease can lead to earlier onset of arthritis and speed up the progression of the crippling condition.

Brushing teeth regularly helps prevent dementia

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 15:13

Brushing your teeth not only helps you keep a dazzling smile , but it could also stave off dementia, a new study has revealed.

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.

Obesity may up risk of gum disease

Last Updated: Thursday, February 07, 2013, 17:59

Obesity is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain forms of cancer.

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