Ignoring Gum Disease Can Be Dangerous

teeth, health, smile, dentistMost cases of gum disease are easily treated by a dentist but many people simply ignore problems with their teeth and gums. Not only is this a bad idea but it can also have fatal results.
This disturbing news comes from recent research which examined possible links between periodontitis and life-threatening diseases. The findings show a direct correlation between patients with chronic gum disease and illnesses such as:
– Heart disease and stroke
– Alzheimer’s disease
– Rheumatoid arthritis
– Stroke
– Pregnancy complications
One study found that “older women with gum disease face triple the risk of developing esophageal cancer” and you can find out more at https://www.newsmax.com/Health/Health-News/Gum-disease-heart-Alzheimers/2017/09/13/id/813333/.