In recent studies, gum disease has been linked to:
ê Heart Disease and Stroke
ê Respiratory Diseases such as Pneumonia
ê Premature and Low Birth Weight Babies
How is this possible?
For those with gum disease, the simple act of brushing the teeth or chewing gum can injure gum tissue, allowing bacteria to enter the bloodstream. It is believed that these bacteria may travel to other parts of the body, potentially worsening or causing other types of health problems.