Posts Tagged ‘Rheumatoid Arthritis’

There has been new research published by a doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital to show there is a link between Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Oral inflammation. The article looks at patients who have RA and the prevalence of certain bacteria which causes inflammation in RA and the oral cavity. The bacteria found to cause inflammation in both was Phorphymonas Gingivalis. This emphasizes the importance of controlling your oral health for your overall health and vice versa.

Read more: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150312123526.htm

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Gum Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

New research has shown that there is a relationship between gum disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis. The bacteria which causes gum disease Porphyromonas gingivalis worsens Rheumatoid Arthritis. Patients who have periodontal (gum) disease have an increased likelihood of developing Rheumatoid Arthritis. Read more about it from Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130912203327.htm

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