Lower Your Risk of Stroke, Lower Your Risk of Gum Disease
Unfortunately, a large amount of the population have some degree of gum disease and the longer it’s left untreated, the more havoc it can cause. Gum pockets grow over time and bacteria can quickly replicate. That bacteria continually enters the bloodstream, increasing your risk of inflammation and putting a great deal of stress on your immune system. In addition to risking tooth loss, it will also significantly boost your chances of developing heart disease. Additional systemic links include diabetes, osteoporosis, respiratory infections, ulcers, several types of cancers, and more.
By taking care of your gums and by making other positive lifestyle choices your health and longevity will benefit. Stopping smoking, eating well, exercising, and make an effort to care for your gums. Please make an appointment for a gum assessment, particularly if your doctor has recently talked to you about elevated stroke risk or if you have had symptoms of gum disease (bleeding gums, gum discoloration, sore gums, etc.).