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One More Reason for Teens to Floss
Posted on 3/9/2014 by Jessica Edgerton
According to the American Academy of Periodontology, aggressive periodontitis, or gum disease, is found in teenagers and young adults. In addition to affecting the teeth and the bone containing the tooth sockets, periodontal disease may come with another danger – kidney disease.

Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that gum disease can put the kidneys at risk, possibly from bacteria traveling through the blood stream, UCSF Magazine reports.

Establishing a Link

Assistant professor and kidney specialist, Vanessa Grubbs, tells UCSF Magazine that the ramifications for dental policy and chronic kidney disease management are huge if this link can be established.

Grubbs and team of two UCSF professors are creating a year-long study to track the progression of kidney disease in patients who are receiving treatment for periodontal disease.

Studies have already shown that people with gum disease are almost twice as likely to have heart disease.

Tips for Teens

flossingThe most powerful tools for parents? The toothbrush and dental floss. Help keep your children’s oral health in tip-top shape – the benefits encompass their entire bodies!

Here are Alameda Pediatric Dentistry’s 3 tips for getting teens to floss:

Provide options. Flavored floss, wax-textured floss, and floss holders are just a few possibilities to offer the kids.
Keep floss in plain view alongside the toothpaste. This will help ensure it’s not forgotten.
Remind the teens that all the gunk between the teeth can cause bad breath, among other issues.



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