Gum disease is linked to Diabetes, Heart Disease, Pre-mature Birth and Cancer.
Inflammation in the mouth causes inflammation in the body. What does that mean? Periodontal disease increases the risk of tooth loss and it affects the whole body. According to the Livestrong Foundation, having periodontal disease increases cancer risk. If you are pregnant, your risk for pre-mature birth increases. The correlations between periodontal disease and heart disease have had a long relationship. It increases your risk for heart attacks and stroke. Diabetes and periodontal disease increases your risk for tooth loss and unstable insulin levels. We recommend that diabetics and those with heart disease have their teeth examined and professionally cleaned three times a year. Mind, body, mouth connection, we strive to keep it all healthy. Is it time to for your next dental appointment??