Why Gums Suffer With Age

14 May 2012

smile imageNew research sheds light on why gum disease can become more common with old age.

The research conducted in England revealed that the deterioration in gum health which often occurs with increasing age is associated with a drop in the level of a protein called Del-1. This protein is known to restrain the body's immune system.The researchers say that understanding more about Del-1 and it's effects on the body's immune system could help in the treatment or prevention of serious gum disease.

The research found that the level of periodontal disease was reduced when treated with Del-1 protein.

Periodontal disease is an extremely common problem particularly as we age.

This new research may be a significant step forward in the treatment and management of periodontal disease.

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