TAKING GUM DISEASE TO HEART

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The research just keeps rolling in li
nking gum disease to other systemic
diseases. Here is yet another example!

A consensus paper on the link between
heart disease and gum disease was
published in the June 2009 online editions of both
The American Journal of
Cardiology

and
The Journal of Periodontology.
The paper, developed by
both periodontists and cardiologists, summa
rizes the scientific data that links
the diseases and places emphasis on the
role of inflammation. The paper also
includes clinical recommendations for both medical and dental professionals
to use in managing patients living with,
or at risk for, either disease.
Included in the paper is a recommendation that cardiologists examine a
patient’s mouth and that dentists begin asking patients about their heart
health and family history.

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