Your Guide to Gum Disease Symptoms and Heart Dis (cont.)

"The good news is that, with a commonsense approach, periodontal disease is totally preventable," says Cram. Which may turn out to be great news for your heart as well.

Published April 4, 2005.

SOURCES: Gordon Douglass, DDS, past president, American Academy of Periodontology. Sally Cram, DDS, spokeswoman, American Dental Association. The Cleveland Clinic. American Heart Association. American Dental Association. American Academy of Periodontology.

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