The Importance of Gum Health to General Health

The Importance of Gum Health to General Health A report here explains that bacteria on the base of the teeth can gain entry into the bloodstream of gum tissue and contribute to serious health problems, and stresses the importance of gum health to general health. So keeping your teeth and gums clean and fresh is not just good for your social life but also important for your general health. The Importance of Gum Health to General Health The article explains that “Gum disease increases your risk of all kinds of other health complications, including stroke, diabetes, and heart disease.”  “The link between oral health and overall body health is well documented and backed by robust scientific evidence. Despite this, only one in six people realises that people with gum disease may have an increased risk of stroke or diabetes. And only one in three is aware of the heart disease link.” “Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that support the teeth. It’s mainly caused by bacteria from plaque build-up. In some patients who are susceptible to gum disease, the body over-reacts to the bacteria around the gums and causes too much inflammation. In others, the inflammation doesn’t clear...