According to research, health conditions including heart disease and cancer could have a link to gum disease. Gum disease is a common oral condition which can be prevented with regular teeth brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings.
- Bacteria travels from the mouth through the bloodstream to other parts of the body, causing damaging inflammation and plaque buildup.
- Research indicates a bacteria commonly associated with gum disease has been found in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s disease.
- Inflammation in the gums can lead to inflammation in the cardiovascular system.
- A recent study involving 68,000 adults suggests a link between gum disease and increased cancer risk.
- Gum disease is a preventable condition through regular teeth brushing, flossing and dentist cleanings.
“Aside from the probable role of inflammation, bacteria present in the mouth might also be breathed into the lungs. Once in the lungs, the bacteria could trigger infections that directly lead to inflammation.”
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