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A shows that people have more gum disease than they did 2,000 years ago. The study, from London's King's College, is in the 'British Dental Journal'. Researchers looked at the of 303 people who lived 2,200-2,400 years ago. They were from found at an old site in England. The researchers said only 5 per cent of the skulls had gum disease. Up to 30 per cent of today have gum disease. Professor Francis Hughes was because people did not have or toothpaste back then. They also did not visit , like we do today.

Smoking is the main why people have gum disease today. The study shows that our health has become over the past 2,000 years. Gum disease could start going down if more people stop . A researcher said: "As smoking declines…we see a decline in the [numbers of people with] the disease." Gum disease is because build up in your . The bacteria attack your gums and can make your fall out. People can lower the risk of gum disease by brushing, using and not smoking.

 
 

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