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Gum Disease: Risk for Kidney Failure

By Linda Fugate PhD
 
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1. Fisher MA, Taylor GW, Shelton BJ, Jamerson KA, Rahman M, Ojo AO, Sehgal AR, “Periodontal disease and other nontraditional risk factors for CKD”, Am J Kidney Dis. 2008 Jan; 51(1):45-52.
2. Fisher MA, Taylor GW. “A prediction model for chronic kidney disease includes periodontal disease”, J Periodontol 2009 Jan;80(1):16-23.
3. Fox CH, Voleti V, Khan LS, Murray B, Vassalotti J. “A quick guide to evidence-based chronic kidney disease care for the primary care physician”, Postgrad Med. 2008 Jul 31;120(2)E01-6.

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Linda Fugate PhD

Thank you for this additional information. I am never far from my dental floss!

August 25, 2009 - 6:24am
alysiak

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, there is a correlation between gum health and chronic inflammatory conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

Learn more about Periodontitis

August 24, 2009 - 6:48pm
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