Gum Disease: More at Stake Than You May Think

Gum Disease: More at Stake Than You May Think

by Shearly (SU)
According to a Harvard medical study, gum disease, or periodontitis–a common, but preventable disease that destroys the gums and teeth–is linked to damaged blood vessels, and the heart as well. The same study also found that periodontitis has also been linked to pregnant women giving birth prematurely, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and a host of other medical problems, such as pneumonia.