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Connections between Gum Disease and Heart Disease

Last updated 5 years ago

Gum disease causes a string of oral health issues, from bad breath to loose teeth, but the consequences of gum problems don’t end with dental issues. Gum disease triggers an inflammatory response in your body that can compromise your overall health. Gum disease has been linked to pancreatic cancer, can exacerbate diabetes, and can cause heart disease.

With this video, you can learn more about how problems with your gums can impact your heart. You will hear how bacteria in your mouth can enter you blood stream and spread infection throughout your body, including to your heart. Patients with gum disease are twice as likely to suffer a heart attack and three times as likely to suffer a stroke as patients with healthy gums.

Let the experts at Colorado Advanced Dentistry keep your gums and whole mouth healthy. Call us today at (720) 420-1103 to schedule an appointment. 

 

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