Gum Disease Can Contribute to More Serious Problems than Tooth LossMedical research has arrived at the conclusion that gum disease plays a role in serious conditions such as heart and lung problems, diabetes, and stroke. As these conditions are potentially fatal, dentists now consider periodontal disease a bigger problem than losing your teeth. Even more astounding is the projection from the American Dental Association that 80% of Americans have infected gums. The bacteria in the gums enter the bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body, affecting vital organs as well.
The American Academy of Periodontology notes: "Studies found periodontal infection may contribute to the development of heart disease, increase the risk of premature, underweight births, and pose a serious threat to people whose health is already compromised due to diabetes and respiratory diseases."
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