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Beware the warning signs of Gum Disease

In our last post we discussed how gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss that is completely preventable with good oral hygiene, regular professional cleaning of the teeth by a dental hygienist and removal of risk factors such as smoking.

By the way, smokers are 20 times more likely to have gum disease than non-smokers!

More frightening than just tooth loss is the strong association between gum disease and other chronic inflammatory conditions such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, pregnancy problems and some respiratory diseases.

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