Your Health: Mouth Body Connection

Can Infections in the Mouth Impact / Cause other medical problems?

Studies done by the American Academy of Periodontology and countless medical professionals from many different specialties, point to a significant mouth – body connection that can have serious health consequences for those suffering with periodontal disease.

The bacteria that causes the periodontal disease can enter the blood stream and lead to:

  • Heart Disease, the nation’s leading cause of death
  • Higher risks for Strokes
  • Higher risks of low-weight, pre-term births
  • Higher risk of bacterial respiratory infections due to aspiration of bacteria into the lung
  • Greater difficulty for patients with diabetes to control their blood sugar and in many cases increasing blood sugar
  • Higher risks associated with Osteoporosis

Don’t ignore your oral health!  Periodontal disease is a serious condition that should be treated!

Learn More About the Impact of Periodontal Disease n Your Overall Health!

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