- Did you know that gum disease is linked to heart disease?
People with periodontal disease are two times more at risk of developing coronary heart disease. It has also been shown that diabetics with periodontal disease are three times more prone to have heart attacks than those without the disease.
- Did you know that gum disease is linked to diabetes?
The relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes goes both ways. People who suffer from diabetes are more likely to have periodontal disease than those who don’t have it. Periodontal disease deregulates the blood sugar levels for diabetics, which is why it is imperative to treat it in order to eliminate bacterial infection.
- Did you know that gum disease is linked to pre-term low birth weights?
Pregnant women with periodontal disease are seven times more likely to have a baby that is born prematurely and too small. Since periodontal disease is an infection, it will increase the inflammatory substance in the blood stream which will induce early labor. It’s very common that the condition of periodontal disease gets worse in pregnant women. The American Academy of Periodontology recommends that women considering pregnancy get a periodontal evaluation.