How Gum Disease Actually Affects Your Overall Health. - Slate Dental, Inc.

How Gum Disease Actually Affects Your Overall Health.

Research has shown that gum disease may be linked to a number of health conditions, including:

Cardiovascular disease:

Studies have found that people with gum disease have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke. It is believed that the bacteria from gum disease can enter the bloodstream and cause inflammation throughout the body, which can contribute to the development of heart disease. 



People with diabetes are more likely to develop gum disease, and gum disease can make it more difficult to control blood sugar levels. The inflammation caused by gum disease can also contribute to insulin resistance, which is a risk factor for diabetes.


Respiratory infections:

The bacteria from gum disease can be inhaled into the lungs, leading to respiratory infections such as pneumonia.


Pregnancy complications:

Pregnant women with gum disease may be at an increased risk of premature birth and low birth weight.


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