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Latest chronic gum disease Stories

2011-04-18 00:00:27

Many people suffer from some type of chronic gum disease. The two most recurring conditions are gingivitis and periodontitis . Unfortunately, some people don't realize that they even suffer from a gum disorder until it's too late.

2005-07-18 18:48:49

Smokers who give up are much less likely to lose their teeth prematurely than those who don't kick the habit, pioneering research has shown.

2005-07-18 09:12:53

LONDON (Reuters) - Smokers are more than 6 times more likely to develop gum disease than non-smokers but kicking the habit can prevent them from losing their teeth prematurely, according to new research published Monday.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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