Is there a connection with Heart disease and Gum disease?
There have been several studies that show patients with gum disease (periodontal disease) are at an increased risk of having heart disease / atherosclerosis (the narrowing of arteries that increase risk of heart attack and stroke) in the carotid artery. There is still no conclusive evidence of a direct link from gum (periodontal) disease to heart disease. A recent study in the Journal of the American Heart Association does suggest a causal connection. What does this mean in english? Simple...keeping your mouth healthy and free of gum disease does show overall health benefits. Its not just about having good breath and a nice smile (while that is important.)
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