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30Jun, 2016

Oral Pathogens Contribute to Juvenile Arthritis

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July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. As we discussed in May, studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between periodontal disease and the progression of arthritis. Continued research is showing that “An oral pathogen that connects periodontal disease with adult rheumatoid arthritis may also influence the progression of the disease in children” (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health). Juvenile arthritis is an inflammatory disease that effects children under the age of 17 and is likely to stay with a child into adulthood. Adding periodontal pathogens to the mix causes an increased amount […]