Studies have shown that gum disease puts you at higher risks of other more serious complications, such as:
- Stroke: Studies show that people with long-standing gum disease are more likely to suffer a stroke;
- Heart Disease: Researches have shown that people with gum disease are twice as likely to suffer from heart disease. Bacteria from a gum infection can enter the bloodstream and lodge in the heart vessels, causing inflammation, thickening of the artery walls and potentially heart-stopping clots. That's why keeping your gums healthy can reduce your risk of heart disease;
- Diabetes: Gum inflammation can make it much more difficult for a diabetic person to control his/her blood sugar. By eliminating gum inflammation, you can directly improve diabetes control.