Gum Disease Affects Your Overall Health

Our mouths, including our teeth and gums, are a vital part of our bodies. The mouth is where we take in food, chew, swallow and breathe — pretty important function! It’s also usually the first sexual contact we have, as in a simple kiss. So the mouth is a place we should always want healthy.

Also, recent studies worldwide are proving once and for all that untreated gum diseases are implicated in increases in heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, some cancers and even lower infant birth rates. Most researchers feel it is the bacteria and their toxins (poisons) in the gum pockets that cause these health problems.

If you Google “periodontal disease and general health” you will get hundreds of thousands of hits where you can read about this for yourself. If you would like a complimentary screening for periodontal disease, call to schedule an appointment.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply