Do you know that gum disease can have impact on your overall health?
There is a strong link between periodontal disease and blood markers for heart disease. When oral bacteria travels through the blood-stream, they can cause the liver to pump out C-reactive protein (CRP), high level of which indicate inflammation. That inflammation may be a factor in causing atherosclerosis, or the buildup of cholesterol on your artery. Fortunately, gum disease is usually reversible if caught early. See a Dental Hygienist for a dental cleaning on a regular basis!
It May Heart Your Heart!
People with gum disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease compared to those don’t have periodontitis. Experts think that harmful bacteria from your mouth enters your blood stream & attaches to fatty plaques in your heart’s blood vessels, leading to inflammation & upping your risk of clots that can trigger heart attacks!