Scientists reveal that postmenopausal who have a history of heavy smoking are more likely to lose teeth due to periodontal disease than those who never smoked. Chronic inflammation of the gum tissues surrounding the teeth (periodontal or gum disease) has been linked to other chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease and stroke. The recently published study was featured in the Journal of the American Dental Association and was done by researchers at the University at Buffalo. It involved more than 1,000 women who participated in the Buffalo OsteoPerio Study, as part of the Women’s Health Initiative, (WHI), the largest US […]Continue reading Smoking Leads to Postmenopausal Tooth Loss
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