Research indicates that people with gum disease have a higher risk of developing chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease. Pregnancy complications are also more likely if you have gum disease.
- Inflammation, a primary symptom of gum disease (periodontitis), is a cause linked with these chronic diseases.
- To prevent gum disease, properly clean your teeth, eat teeth-healthy foods and seek treatment for your infected teeth.
- Use a germ-free toothbrush, remember to clean your tongue, use a water irrigator to flush gums and cut sugary foods, smoking and alcohol.
Visit the dentist immediately you notice any periodontitis symptom – like bleeding gums..
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