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Babies and Children
Women with gum disease are seven times more likely to have a baby born too early and too small.
At birth, a baby has formed 20 teeth, which will begin showing up around six months of age. To help protect against cavities in infants, expectant mothers should make sure to take vitamin B6 supplements and get plenty of vitamin D.
Tooth decay is the number one chronic illness among children.
51 million school hours will be lost this year due to dental problems.
Twenty percent of all three-year-olds have tooth decay, which can flourish in the mouth as early as age one.
If a child's tooth decay goes untreated, it can lead to tooth loss, eating problems, difficulty sleeping and paying attention in school, speech problems and loss of self-esteem.
Periodontal (gum) disease has been linked to heat disease, stroke and respiratory disease in medical studies—and 80 percent of Americans have it.
The bacteria present in gum disease may trigger blood clots, which can contribute to a heart attack or stroke.
Gum disease may also worsen osteoporosis.
Medical studies have found connections between gum disease and obesity.
Tooth loss puts you at greater risk for cardiovascular disease. Medical studies have found adults who have lost five or more teeth consume easier-to-chew foods with more cholesterol and saturated fat.
Oral cancer occurs most often in those 40 and older. Early detection is critical; when detected late, the five-year survival rate is only 50 percent.
Oral cancer among women has doubled over the past 45 years, likely due to increased smoking.
A tradition of working for the dental profession. The Chicago Dental Society was organized in 1864 and incorporated in 1878. The objective of the Chicago Dental Society is to encourage the improvement of the health of the public, to promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the intrest of the members of the profession and the public that it serves.
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