Periodontal (gum) disease is a real issue that affects approximately 75 percent of adults over age 30. The impact of periodontal disease is not limited to the mouth alone; it has an effect on the entire body. Studies, like that in the Journal of Periodontology, suggest that there is a relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular (heart) disease. However, periodontal disease is not limited to heart disease further research show links to diabetes and kidney disease further suggesting an association between oral and overall health.
In the case cardiovascular disease, the oral bacteria that contribute to periodontal disease can enter the bloodstream, causing inflammation in the blood vessels, which may increase […]