Periodontal Disease, Perio Pathogens and Rocket Science

Risk factors for heart attack include; age, tobacco, high blood pressure, lipid profile, diabetes, family history of heart attack, lack of physical activity, obesity, stress, illicit drug use, history of preeclampsia, history of autoimmune condition such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis and so on and so on. Why have all these risk factors been identified? Because it is better to prevent a heart attack than it is to have one. Risk factor identification and modification is the cornerstone of p...
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What is the Cause of Periodontal Disease?

If you could test to determine the cause of a person’s diabetes, wouldn’t you do it? If you could get at the root of a person’s atherosclerosis, wouldn’t you test for that as well? If you could take a test sample to diagnose the type of kidney disease, wouldn’t you do it? Hypertension? Ulcers? Pneumonia? Peripheral vascular disease? Rheumatoid arthritis? Crohn’s disease? Acne? Anorexia? Asthma? Bipolar disorder? Breast cancer? Epilepsy? Myocardial infarction? Headache? Of course you would...
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