periodontal disease

Gum disease bacteria may mess with conception

According to new Finnish research, a common periodontal pathogen may delay conception in young women. This finding is novel; previous studies have shown that periodontal diseases may be a risk for general health, but no data has ever been available […]

Marijuana may make your gums go to pot

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Frequent recreational use of cannabis—including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil—increases the risk of gum disease, according to research recently published in the Journal of Periodontology. Left untreated, periodontal (gum) disease can lead to receding gums and tooth loss. Longstanding periodontal […]

Oral health a challenge for drug users—and for dentists

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Chemically eroded teeth from cocaine application to gums is one of the conditions seen among problematic drug users, according to a recent University of Queensland School of Dentistry report. The report by Dr Hooman Baghai is published in last month’s […]