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GUM DISEASE IS THE MAIN CAUSE
OF TOOTH LOSS!
Mouth tissues reflect symptoms of other
% or more of adults have some form of
periodontal disease and
99% of those
have no signs that indicate they have a
Want to lower your risk of having a heart
attack? Then keep your teeth healthy.
A recent study
revealed a correlation between periodontal disease, a dental
disease caused by oral bacteria, and heart attack incidence.
According to the study data, the inflammatory response caused by
periodontal disease raises blood levels of a protein that is
an indicator of heart attack risk.
RealAge Benefit: Flossing and brushing your teeth daily can make
your RealAge as much as 6.4 years younger
Facts about periodontal disease:
Early onset periodontitis
is four times more common in men than women!
It is bacterial infection
Reduces gums ability to protect
Attacks the bone tissue that supports
Nine out of ten people
are afflicted with some form of periodontal disease in their
Periodontal disease affects more than half the
population over 18 years of age.
After 35, approximately three out
of four adults develop some form of gum disease.
You may not know you
have periodontal problems until a late stage when symptoms occur.
Bleeding is an indicator of gum tissue
inflammation and swelling causing tissue breakdown.
The bacteria in gum
disease can enter your bloodstream through damaged blood
vessels than run through the gums which can increase the
toxin load in your bloodstream which increases your risk
Dental Economics Aug 2000.
Systemic Release of Endotoxins Induced by Gentle Mastication: Association
with Periodontitis Severity; Journal of Periodontology, 2002.
( Gum ) Disease Index