"We all think that cholesterol is important to heart disease. The health of your gums is a more important predictor of whether you will have a heart attack or not."
-Mehmet C. Oz, Director, Cardiovascular Institute, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York. Good Morning America 12-15-2008
"In a study of more than 51,000 male doctors, the men with a history of gum disease were at a 64% higher risk for pancreatic cancer, compared with those with healthy mouths."
- The Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2007