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Oral Health Topics

Oral-Systemic Health

Key Points

  • Periodontal disease has been associated with a number of health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes.
  • While a number of associations have been found between periodontitis and systemic conditions, finding direct causality remains elusive.
  • Periodontal and systemic diseases share many common risk factors, including smoking and poor diet.
  • Introduction
  • Periodontal Disease in Pediatric Patients
  • References
  • ADA Resources
  • Additional Resources
Topic last updated: September 23, 2019

Prepared by:

Department of Scientific Information, Evidence Synthesis & Translation Research, ADA Science & Research Institute, LLC.


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