Monday, 7 March 2016

Gum Disease and Your Overall Health

Gum Disease Can Have an Effect on Your Overall Health

Infection in gum tissue can contribute to serious health problems like heart disease and stroke. Recent medical studies have indicated this connection between gum disease and several life-threatening health problems. The bacteria in the gums travel to other vital organs and can have an effect on the quality of your health.

Equally important is the statistic provided by The American Dental Association that nearly 80% of the American population suffers from gum disease. Dentists are very concerned about the connection between periodontal (gum) disease and overall health. They recognize the high percentage of people with this problem as a national epidemic.

The American Academy of Periodontology reports that "studies found periodontal infection may contribute to the development of heart disease, increase the risk of premature, underweight births, and pose a serious threat to people whose health is already compromised due to diabetes and respiratory diseases."

Southridge Dental
2811 12 Avenue Road
Nampa, ID 83686
(208) 466-2458 

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