Medical studies can now confirm several links between gum disease and other serious illnesses.Research has linked gum disease to Heart Disease, Diabetes, Premature Birth, Arthritis, and Dementia.
Gum Disease, which is a bacterial infection of the gums can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Endocarditis which is inflammation of the lining of the heart is most commonly caused by bacteria, including bacteria from the mouth travelling in the blood stream and attacking the heart.
“Poor Oral Health and inflammed bleeding gums allows bacteria to enter the bloodstream easily” according to the Mayo Clinic.
Maintaining good Oral Hygiene is important for both a healthy smile and a healthy heart.
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