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Serious About Periodontal Health!

We know that gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection of gums and mouth. The CDC reports that almost half of Americans over the age of 30 have gum disease. We now know that periodontitis, which is a chronic infection in the gums and mouth, affects the health of your entire body.

Research has shown that people with periodontal disease have an increased risk of:

                        • Cardiovascular disease
                        • Diabetic complications
                        • Pre-term birth
                        • Osteoporosis complications
                        • Respiratory disease complications
                        • Certain types of blood and organ cancer

IconCardiovascular Disease

      • As of 2019 CVD is the leading cause of death, claiming the lives of over 600,000 Americans.
      • Harvard Heath reports that people with gum disease are 2-3x more likely to have a cardiac event, such as a stroke or heart attack.


      • 3 million Americans have diabetes
      • 2 million Americans have undiagnosed diabetes
      • Diabetics are 2-3x more likely to have periodontal disease
      • Diabetes & gum disease: periodontal disease in diabetics causes increased risks of diabetic neuropathy  and death from diabetic complications.

IconPre-Term Birth

      • The CDC reports the pre-term birth rate in the U.S. from 2014-2016 was 85%.
      • A study published by the New England Journal of Medicine found that periodontal disease caused an increased risk of preterm birth, as well as low birth weight and preeclampsia.


      • NCBI reports osteoporosis and low bone mass affected an estimated 53.6 million older US adults in 2010.
      • NCBI has found correlations between osteoporosis and periodontal disease


IconRespiratory Complications

      •  A new study suggests that periodontal disease may increase the risk for respiratory infections, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)



      • Johns Hopkins found evidence that periodontal disease increases the risk of developing lung and colorectal cancer


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