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Links from the: American Dental Association

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Gum Disease Information
This section covers the types and causes of periodontal disease. It includes illustrations and possible treatments.
http://www.perio.org/consumer/gum-disease.htm

Frequently Asked Questions
This link contains “Frequently Asked Questions” covering general periodontal questions, periodontal procedures, and how periodontal disease affects general health.
http://www.perio.org/consumer/faq.htm

Healthy Gums and a Healthy Heart: The Perio-Cardio Connection
Research suggests that managing periodontal disease may reduce the risk for the cardiovascular disease.
http://perio.org/consumer/perio_cardio.htm

Beyond the Brush: Five Ways to Promote Healthy Teeth and Gums
Smoking may be one of the most important risk factors in the development of periodontal disease. This link gives information regarding this.
http://www.perio.org/consumer/healthy-lifestyle

Women & Periodontal Disease
This link contains information to help women avoid periodontal (gum) disease and protect their oral health.
http://www.perio.org/consumer/women.htm

Diabetes & Periodontal Disease
This link contains information on how diabetes increases periodontal disease and how periodontal disease can also increase diabetes.
http://perio.org/consumer/diabetes.htm

Periodontal Procedures 
This link describes periodontal procedures such as dental implants, scaling & root planing, crown lengthening, regeneration, tissue grafts, and dental laser surgery.
http://perio.org/consumer/treatments_procedures

Dental Implants: Teeth that Look and Feel Like Your Own 
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots (posts) placed into your jawbone. Crowns, bridges or dentures are then anchored to these. This link describes the process and benefits of dental implants.
http://www.perio.org/consumer/dental-implants

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