Oral Correlations

Oral Correlations

Every year there are more and more studies that come out showing the connection between the oral bacteria that cause inflammation and systemic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Likewise, diseases such as diabetes, blood cell disorders, hiv infections, and others can lower the body’s resistance to infection which creates a higher risk for periodontal disease. 

Several studies link chronic inflammation from periodontitis with the development of cardiovascular problems. Some evidence suggests that oral bacteria may be linked to heart disease, artery blockage and stroke. 

People with diabetes often have periodontal disease and diabetics are more likely to develop and have more severe periodontitis than non diabetics. 

All the more reason to keep your mouth healthy. Visit this link for more information on the connection between periodontal disease and systemic diseases - http://www.perio.org/consumer/mbc.top2.htm

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