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Periodontitis Ups Risk for First Heart Attack

In what is possibly the largest study of its kind, researchers have found a significant connection between periodontal disease and first-time heart attack. Results were…

Breast Cancer Risk Linked to Gum Disease

Women who report having periodontal disease are at greater risk for breast cancer, especially if they smoke or recently quit smoking, a new study reports….

Periodontal Bacteria Invade the Heart

Periodontal bacteria invade the cardiovascular system to incite inflammation and atherosclerosis, according to recent research published in Circulation. The study examined the effect of polymicrobial…