Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Gum Disease and Your Overall Health

Many people are not aware of the connection between good oral health and the body's immune system. Fact: GUM DISEASE DOES NOT LIMIT ITSELF TO JUST YOUR TEETH AND GUMS! Did you know that infections of the gums and underlying bone are among the toughest infections for the body to fight? Periodontal disease, left untreated over a period of time, will cause the body's immune system to eventually weaken, leaving the body vulnerable to other diseases and infections that can be difficult to treat. Gum infections are dangerous because the toxic bacteria in an infected mouth can easily access the bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body, such as the heart and lungs.

Some health problems that have been associated with periodontal disease are:

*Coronary Artery disease




*Respiratory Diseases

Remember, your good OVERALL health begins with good ORAL health! How well are you managing YOUR oral health?

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