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    80% of Irish people have gum disease.  20% of people have gum disease which can cause them to lose teeth. People are losing teeth twice as much because of gum disease. A survey found that on average a box of dental floss (containing 30 metres of floss) will last up to 4 years in Ireland when it’s supposed to last three months. There is a big link between gum disease and systemic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. The American Academy of Periodontal Disease reported that people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to have coronary artery disease. It ...

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