Gums

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For decades, researchers have known that certain bacteria in the mouth can contribute to the development of gum disease. Still, in a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin have shown that a unicellular parasite, known as Entamoeba gingavalis, is also a contributor to the condition. The study found the…

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Researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center have found that newly discovered chemical-sensing cells found in gum tissue can help defend the body against infections. The cells, found in an animal study, protect the mouth against microbes that can damage the soft tissues of the mouth and destroy the bone…