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Periodontal disease is a putrid, festering infection of the mouth. It causes tooth loss and bad breath. It is a risk factor for heart attack, stroke, low birthweight infants and diabetes. is a website dedicated to the dissemination of information pertaining to the relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease as well as low birthweight infants and diabetes.

Periodontal disease is a chronic, inflammatory process. It can cause the release of inflammatory molecules, bacteria and their poisons (exotoxins) into the bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream, these particles can cause damage to the arteries, causing the buildup of arterial plaque. This causes atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), heart attacks and strokes.