The Systemic Dangers Of Gum Disease

Your mouth is a window to your overall health, and the overall status of your gums and teeth ultimately affects your general wellbeing.

A prominent body of studies suggests that there exists a very strong connection between gum disease and unwanted systemic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, and cancer, among many others.

Dr. Nigel Carter, Chief Executive of the British Dental Foundation, remarks how the link between oral health and overall body health is, in fact, a prominent connection founded on very tangible scientific evidence.

Despite this, however, related research point out that only 1 in every 6 people are actually aware that people who have contracted gum disease are at a high risk of suffering from stroke or diabetes. What is more alarming is that only 1 out of 3 people are aware of the connection between gum and heart disease.

Diabetes, and Heart Disease

Studies report that people who suffer from diabetes are more likely to develop unwanted periodontal conditions. It is also in the same vein that diabetics are more likely to suffer from tooth loss. This is mostly because diabetes readily compromises natural ability of the body to efficiently heal, and protect itself from infection and inflammation.

People who suffer from periodontal conditions also are far more likely to suffer from unwanted cardiovascular conditions compared to those with healthy gums. Conclusive studies have yet to be conducted, however, to find out whether or not one actually lead to to the development of the other. Both heart and gum disease share similar risk factors which, among others, include the consumption of tobacco products, sedentary lifestyle, and excessive weight disorders.

Dentist Sunshine Coast

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