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Bacteria in Your Mouth and Cancer 

The condition of your mouth can affect your entire body — even your risk of cancer. Here’s how to protect your gums from bacteria buildup and the associated risks.

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What Is Periodontitis? 

Do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth? With periodontitis, bacteria that accumulate on your gums can cause inflammation and bleeding and ultimately damage your teeth.


Is Gum Disease Hereditary? 

Is gum disease hereditary? Research indicates that periodontal disease can indeed run in families, and doctors can now identify your genetic markers for it.


How to Keep Your Gums Healthy 

Poor dental hygiene can lead to gingivitis. If you develop periodontitis, your gums may develop sores, and you may have continual bad breath and lose teeth.


Is Stress Hurting Your Teeth? 

Dentists are seeing an increase in teeth grinding and clenching. Much of it can be tracked to stress. Here’s what you should know and how you can do about it.