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Gum Disease: Risk for Kidney Failure

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

August 25, 2009 - 6:24am

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.

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August 24, 2009 - 6:48pm
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