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What are Some of the Causes of Itchy Gums?

By Loran Simon / May 15, 2018

Although there are times when itchy gums are not serious, other instances may require the intervention of a dentist. Symptoms can include redness around the teeth or a higher degree of sensitivity. This gum itchiness can be due to: Tartar found below the gum line An allergic reaction Healing from an injury “Itching is often […]

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What Causes Bleeding Gums?

By Loran Simon / May 15, 2018

While a dentist will often associate bleeding gums with periodontal (gum) disease, there may be other factors to take into account. Key takeaways: Brushing your teeth too hard or in the wrong manner can cause the gums to bleed. A toothbrush with very hard bristles can irritate the sensitive gum tissue. Those who have just […]

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The Interesting Relationship Between Hypertension and Gum Disease

By Loran Simon / May 15, 2018

Recent research has discovered that treating those who suffer from gum disease may result in lower blood pressure readings. The fact that one out of every three adults suffers from this condition signifies that such findings should be taken seriously. What else have scientists uncovered? Regularly cleaning the teeth and gums can lower systolic pressure […]

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The Hidden Dangers of Gum Disease

By Loran Simon / May 15, 2018

You might be surprised to learn that gum disease is not an isolated illness. On the contrary, it can have an impact upon many other areas of the body besides the mouth and teeth. Let us look at some potentially serious side effects to understand why it is important to see your dentist. Women with […]

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Could Asthma Lead to a Higher Probability of Gum Disease?

By Loran Simon / May 15, 2018

Many studies have indicated that gum disease can be a causal factor with many other conditions. Brazilians have now found that those with asthma are at a higher risk of developing gum disease. Their chances increased by up to 20 per cent in specific cases. Some feel that dry mouth plays a significant role. Regularly […]

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A Link Between Esophageal Cancer and Periodontal Disease?

By Loran Simon / May 3, 2018

A recent study has stressed the tentative link between esophageal cancer and gum disease. Specific bacteria (Tannerella forsythia) was associated with a 21 percent higher chance of developing this type of cancer. What are some important implications of these findings? The detection of bacteria between the teeth may act as a cancer marker. Other bacteria […]