Gum disease: a dental death sentence?

smile health dentist teethThe association between gum disease and cardiovascular conditions is well-established – recent studies have also ascertained a link between gum disease and other life-threatening conditions such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

Key takeaways:

– The majority of Americans have some form of gum disease, ranging from mild gum inflammation to severe inflammation resulting in the loss of teeth

– Inflammation can then lead to the development of other more serious conditions

– Consult your dentist regularly for exams and cleanings to keep teeth and gums healthy.

Heart disease, stroke, and other deadly diseases can begin in the mouth.”

Read the full story here: https://www.newsmax.com/Health/Health-News/Gum-disease-heart-Alzheimers/2017/09/13/id/813333/

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