Gum Disease And Women

Periodontal disease occurs as a result of untreated gingivitis. Infection and inflammation spread from the gums to the ligaments and bone supporting the teeth. Due to the loss of support, the teeth start to become loose and it is possible that they may peel. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.

Periodontal Disease And Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease that is more likely to develop with age. Onset can occur either early or late. AD is characterised by essential inflammatory properties, microglial activation and increased levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines that contribute to the inflammatory status of the central nervous system (CNS).

Periodontal Disease And Breast Cancer

Postmenopausal women with periodontal disease were more likely to develop breast cancer than women without chronic inflammatory gum disease, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a publication of the American Association for the Study of Cancer.