Gum disease is not ¨just about your gums¨.

Gum disease examination

Gum disease is a chronic ongoing infection in your mouth that spreads germs throughout your body. These germs and the inflammation they cause have been proven to result in increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and several forms of cancer!

Link to article by Dr. Jerry Simon: Lifestyle and Disease, by Dr. Jerry Simon, clinical director of Dental Care of Stamford

More Links To: New Research Proves links between gum inflammation and heart attacks and strokes

Dr Mario Clerici Study on Perio and Heart Disease

December 12th, 2008
By taking good care of your teeth and gums, ... you can also reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease ... since periodontitis is highly prevalentbut easily preventable and treatable ... better oral health could greatly contribute to the prevention of atherosclerosis in the population ... this is the first physical evidence that you can reverse a lesion that is already growing in the intima by doing something as simple as taking care of your gums. Read full article »

Diabetes and Periodontal Disease: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan study

December 1st, 2008
Treating gum disease linked to lower medical costs for patients with diabetes ... medical care costs decreased by an average of 11 percent per month ... combined medical and pharmaceutical monthly costs were 10 percent lower ... findings could fuel changes in policies and practices for diabetes patients and their insurers. Read full article »

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