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Health Matters Related to Periodontal Disease
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pregnancy
self test

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women

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Health & Wellness

This section includes links to several pages describing health and wellness topics and their relationship to periodontal disease or treatment

Heart Disease

Current studies suggest that periodontal disease is an important risk factor for heart disease.

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Tobacco Use

The risk for developing periodontal disease is much greater in people who smoke.

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Diabetes

People with diabetes are more likely to have periodontal disea than people without diabetes. We have known this for many years through clinical observations and studies

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Women

If you have periodontal disease and are pregnant, you may be at risk for having a premature baby..... .

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Halitosis

Have you ever had a difficulty with your breath? If you have, you are not alone. In fact you are among millions of fellow Americans who have been afflicted with "Halitosis".

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Self Test

Take our self test to assess your risk for periodontal disease.  Please answer the following questions to determine if you are at risk for periodontal disease.  Put a check mark in each box where your answer is yes. 

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Heredity

Current studies suggest that periodontal disease is influenced by heredity.

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Contagious

Recent evidence suggests that periodontal disease is contagious!! We are often asked if "kissing" is safe if one partner has periodontal disease. Read on to find out more.

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Pregnancy

If you have periodontal disease and are pregnant, you may be at risk for having a  low birthweight baby....

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Oral Hygiene

The main cause of periodontal disease and tooth decay is bacterial plaque. Plaque forms continuously on your teeth and is a sticky colorless film. It can be made more visible with the use of "disclosant" dyes. By removing plaque daily, you can prevent the damage associated with periodontal disease.  Read How.......

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