(A real page turner that might just save your life!)
A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that almost half (47.2%) of American adults have mild, moderate, or severe periodontal disease. That percentage grows to 70% for those over the age of 65.
The inflammatory response that results from periodontal disease has been linked to increased risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and pregnancy complications.
A study published in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (Aug 2014) discussed the link between a healthy mouth and chronic medical conditions. The article discusses the evidence that routine visits to your dentist improve or lessen the consequences of Type II diabetes, heart disease, strokes and their related medical costs.
So what is the bottom line? See your dentist…have a healthy mouth…and avoid chronic health issues that have significant consequences! Make your appointment for a healthy mouth today and we will see you in the dental chair.