The Hidden Dangers of Gum Disease

Bacteria from gum disease has been linked with multiple serious medical conditions. Scientists believe that the bacteria travels in the bloodstream to other parts of the body, causing damaging inflammation and plaque.

Key takeaways:

– Untreated gum disease can lead to tooth loss and the more teeth lost.

– The same bacteria found in dental plaque have also been found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s Disease.

– Gum disease is also thought to increase the risk of heart disease, respiratory disease, erectile dysfunction and cancer.

– Thorough brushing of teeth every day and regular check-ups at the dentist can prevent gum disease.

“Good dental hygiene may reduce our risk of developing a range of serious health problems.”

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