William Esh, DDS on How Oral Health Impacts the Entire Body

Posted by Admin on September 27, 2010

Bacteria traveling through the bloodstream may promote health issues. Blood vessels are conduits to all the cells in the body. Bacteria buildups on the teeth inflame the surrounding soft tissue. This transition is known as gingivitis leading to periodontitis.

Periodontal disease has been linked to diabetes, kidney disorders, osteoporosis, certain types of cancers, pre-term labor, and even Alzheimers’ disease. Studies show patients treated for gum disease emerged with improved functioning of the blood vessel linings… certainly great news for conditions including atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, and general heart disease.


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