Periodontal Disease and Oral Health Impacts Your Overall Health

01 Nov

Preventative Dentistry and Heart Health - Dr. Brian Zuerlein DDS - Omaha, Nebraska

Gum Disease In Relation to Heart Attack, Diabetes, and Cancer Risk

The importance of your periodontal and oral health cannot be overemphasized.

Recent studies indicated that the association between heart disease and gum disease is at least as strong as the link between heart disease and cholesterol, body weight, or smoking.  The studies have also suggested that people with periodontal disease are more likely to develop diabetes.

Inflammation in their blood has also been linked with cancer.

What is gum disease or periodontal disease?  It is an infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth.

The studies also states that although it is premature to suggest good oral hygiene can help prevent heart disease, diabetes or cancer—periodontal disease should nevertheless be treated.

Regular recare appointments with our office and daily homecare will help you maintain your oral and overall health.

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