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How Gum Disease Impacts Your Health

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by Michael Olmstead, DDS The mouth is more than just a nice smile; it is the gateway to the body. Good overall health is not possible without good oral health. On the basis of research published over the last 25 years, we will discuss one of the most common diseases afflicting mankind - one that 47-80 percent of adults and 30-50 percent of children suffer from (the statistics vary, depending on study parameters). The effects of this disease are not confined to one area but have extreme consequences for overall health. Although many people do not realize it, periodontal disease, or “gum...

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