5 Major Connections between Gum Disease and Your Overall Health
If you have been hearing a lot about gum disease lately, there’s a good reason; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of all American adults over 30 have some degree of gum disease. For adults over 65, the rate increases to 70 percent.
Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that attacks the gums and supporting structures of your teeth, and without treatment can result in tooth loss. But significant research also shows that gum disease is linked to other inflammatory diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Periodontal Disease and the Oral-Systemic Link
Your mouth is always full of bacteria, and without proper oral hygiene and regular professional ...