The Mouth-Body Connection
Research has shown that periodontal disease may increase the risk for developing cardiovascular disease.
Individuals who smoke are more likely to develop periodontal disease. This elevated risk decreases after quitting and reaches that of a non-smoker at 10 years post-quitting.
People with diabetes are more likely to have periodontal disease than people without diabetes. Those people who don't have their diabetes under control are especially at risk.
Find out about connections between pregnancy, puberty & oral contraceptives the menopause and your periodontal health
An association has been found between periodontal disease and a number of systemic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, respiratory disease and Alzheimers Disease.