The Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease

December 30th, 2015|Gum Disease|

Gum (periodontal) disease is an inflammation of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth. Caused when bacteria settle and thrive in pockets in the mouth, it can result in redness, severe discomfort, infection, and ultimately tooth loss as the gums recede. Heart or cardiovascular disease, meanwhile, is a blanket term for a number of heart [...]