Posted in Gum Disease/ Gingivitis, Health and lifestyle, Heart health

Having healthy gums reduces your risk of heart disease

 

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American Heart Journal (2007)’s  meta-analysis indicates that both the prevalence and incidence of Coronary Heart Disease are significantly increased in periodontitis (gum disease involving bone loss around the teeth). Therefore, periodontitis may be a risk factor for Coronary Heart Disease.

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Similarly, another source (Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology, 2003) concluded that gum disease appears to be associated with a 44% increase in people above 65 years of age.

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