Chaparral Village Dental & Orthodontics - Creating Healthy Smiles          951-6767-200
Office blog

May 2013

Stop the excuses! Go to the dentist!

A very informative article to share, click here to read.

Arthritis Patients May Be at Higher Risk for Gum Disease

Results of a study suggesting the risk for gum disease is higher for people with rheumatoid arthritis was recently published online in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

The goal of the small study was “to find the strength of association between
periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in nonsmoking, disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug naive RA patients in a case-control design,” the authors wrote. The researchers compared 91 adults with RA to 93 health control subjects. All study participants were nonsmokers, since smoking is a known risk factor for RA, and had not been treated with arthritis drugs.