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SWOLLEN JOINTS AND TOOTH LOSS ARE LINKED
Posted Aug 26 2008 4:31pm
Do you know that May is also National Arthritis Month and the link between arthritis and tooth loss is that the two diseases have common genetic factors?
Periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis are inflammatory diseases that can lead to bone destruction. Both diseases can be chronic (lasting a long time or recurring) or acute (extremely serious).
Arthritis of the hands and face can affect the quality of brushing and flossing your teeth. These tips may help:
1. Strap a large item, like a ball, onto your toothbrush handle or wrap the handle with tape to
make it larger and easier to hold.
2. Buy a specially made floss holder with an easy-grip handle to make flossing easier.
3. Battery-operated and electric toothbrushes are helpful if you have difficulty brushing.
See your dental professional for a check-up and cleaning. What I know for sure it that it’s all connected.
Visit the Academy of General Dentistry at
, the American Academy of Periodontology at
and the Arthritis Foundation at
for more information.
Access my web site at
and learn what you can do for yourself, your children, and your grandchildren.
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