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Four health conditions linked to gum disease

By Christine Bryson, Senior Lecturer Medical Science, Anglia Ruskin University
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Gum diseases are among the most common chronic human diseases, affecting between 20 to 50% of people worldwide. They happen when plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, builds up on teeth. The earliest stages of gum disease are treatable and reversible (gingivitis). But some people develop a chronic destructive form of gum disease, which is irreversible. This disease progresses to tooth loss. A growing…The Conversation


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