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Category: Periodontal Disease

Is Periodontal Disease Connected to Alzheimer’s?

May 09, 2019 | The Office of Palisades Dentists

Periodontal disease, also known as periodontitis, is associated with accumulation of the bacteria P. gingivalis in the affected areas of the mouth. In a 2019 study published in Science Advances, researchers discovered evidence that may suggest a connection between periodontal disease and Alzheimer’s. After examining the spinal fluid, saliva, and brain tissue of individuals afflicted […]

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The Link Between Periodontal Disease and Heart Disease

April 29, 2019 | The Office of Palisades Dentists

Medical professionals have noticed a possible connection between oral and cardiovascular health. The long-term effects of untreated oral bacteria related to periodontal disease could potentially have severe consequences. There is a misconception that the plaque that triggers gum disease is the same that clog arteries, but that is not the case. There is still no […]

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