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.”

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