Posts Tagged ‘ gum disease ’

What is Saliva?

Saliva is secreted by the salivary glands Saliva is produced in the mouth both by small salivary glands in the mucosa and also by the large salivary glands – the glandula parotis (parotid gland), the glandula submandibularis (sub-mandibular gland) and the glandula sublingualis (sub-lingual gland).   Depending on the gland the saliva is rather watery […]

Link Between Heart and Gum Disease

The human body is a single unit composed of a seemingly infinite number of biologic processes. However, did you know that abnormalities of almost any of its parts can, and do, have profound effects in multiple areas? For example, the body’s inflammatory and immune (resistance) systems, responsible for defense against infection and promotion of healing, […]

Gum Disease Can Cause Stillbirths

  Earlier this year, scientists uncovered the cause of a stillborn baby’s death: bleeding gums. Following the tragic occurrence, the infant’s mother had contacted researchers at Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University and asked them to investigate the possibility of a connection between her baby’s stillbirth and her own gum disease. The scientists subsequently discovered a […]