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Essential Science: Gum bacteria implicated in Alzheimer's disease

The bacteria that inhabit the mouth, and especially the gums, if imbalanced can lead to some species dominating others. In these circumstances, there may be a connection with diseases like Alzheimer’s, according to a new study.

Essential Science: Gum infections can lead to a range of other diseases

Having a gum diseases can cause problems enough, leading to redness, soreness and discomfort. This, however, can be just the beginning. New research is connecting gum disease to a host of other infections.

Smoking leaves the body vulnerable to disease

Ohio - Recently published scientific research has shown that people who smoke regularly risk killing off 'good' bacteria and, in doing so, leave the body vulnerable to various diseases.

Marijuana Possible Risk for Gum Disease in Young People

A new study is believed to be the first to explore whether or not smoking a substance other than tobacco – in this case, marijuana – may be a risk factor for gum disease.

Good dental care could have additional health benefits.

Gum disease - periodontitis- is a bacterial infection which affects 40% of adults across the world and which can lead to tooth loss.

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