How Oral health Affects Overall Health "Over the teeth, past the gums, look out body, here it comes!" The Heart: Periodontal disease may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and fatal heart attacks. In fact, those with gum disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from heart disease as those with healthy gums.
One of the most important steps to improving the care of your gums is recognizing the warning signs for gum disease. These can include: • Gums that appear red or swollen • Gums that feel tender • Gums that bleed easily (during brushing or flossing) • Gums that recede or pull away from the teeth • Persistent halitosis, or bad breath • Loose teeth • Any change in the way teeth come together in the biting position.
Diseased Tooth/Gum vs. Healthy Tooth/Gum. Stop gum tissue inflammation disease by getting your teeth cleaned every 3 to 6 months and brushing and flossing twice per day, or you could end up at age 65 without any teeth like 1 in 4 Americans today. Dentaltown - Patient Education Ideas