Gum disease affects virtually all adults and if it goes untreated, the repercussions can go beyond losing teeth. This disease may also cause issues with the rest of the body. Often characterized by chronic inflammation, it can be difficult to keep up with studies repeatedly connecting gum disease with systemic health problems. The past few months alone have revealed new research showing how the mouth and body are connected.
The research published in Cardiovascular Research found that patients with periodontitis (gum disease) deemed moderate to severe were twenty percent likelier to also have hypertension (high blood pressure) versus those without it. Depending on the severity of the periodontitis, the higher the chances of having high blood pressure.
Make 2020 the year where you take your oral health seriously. Schedule an appointment with Assure a Smile and we’ll be happy to show you how your oral health plays a pivotal role in your overall health.
To read more, please visit https://academic.oup.com/cardiovascres/article/116/1/28/5572510.
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