This brief, interesting article reports on another study showing a strong connection between dental and periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease. When initial studies came out, some 20 years ago, linking these two seemingly very different diseases, there was a great deal of doubt. Medical science has now accepted the fact that inflammatory response caused by chronic dental disease affects other organ systems in the body. Cardiovascular disease is the most-studied of these cause/effect diseases. Research, however, has also linked dental disease to a wide variety of other diseases as well.