oral hygiene

Bacterium Causing Periodontal Disease Isolated

June 4, 2013

Ann Arbor, MI — June 4, 2013 — University of Michigan Medical School researchers, working with colleagues from the U-M School of Dentistry, have discovered a bacterium that is responsible for causing periodontitis, a common but largely preventable oral infectious disease.  Periodontitis is characterized by a progressive loss of bone around the teeth.  Without proper …

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