We are all guilty of it, ignoring our own well-being. Did you know what a large role our oral health plays on our overall health? Researchers know that there is a direct relationship between our dental health and our overall wellness. Gum disease is linked to many illnesses including heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
It has also been found that people with gum disease were twice as likely as others to die from a heart attack and three times as likely to have a stroke.
Gum disease is the most common chronic inflammatory condition, yet it’s a silent disease. You see, ongoing inflammation in your mouth can allow bacteria to enter the bloodstream, which may lead to more inflammation in other parts of your body, especially the heart.
Paying attention to your teeth is vital due to the fact that it’s all connected.
Don’t prolong your dental checkups not only does it keep your smile beautiful, but your body healthy as well.