1 out of every
*Adults over 30 years old
RESPIRATORY DISEASE Gum disease can worsen conditions such as COPD and may play a role in the contraction of pneummonia, bronchitis & emphysema
Women with periodontal disease may be more likely to deliver babies that are PREMATURE or with low-birth weight.
Diabetic patients are more likely to develop periodontal disease, which in turn can increase blood sugar and diabetic complications.
People with severe gum disease have a 3X TO 4X higher risk of stroke.
Nearly 75 million Americans have unhealthy gums, which can nearly DOUBLE THE RISK of a heart attack.
Stroke Reference: Grau, MD, Armin J.; Becher, PhD, Heiko; Christoph M. Ziegler, M.D., et al. “Periodontal Disease as a Risk Factor for Ischemic Stroke.” Stroke (2004) 35: 496-501. Web Stroke. ahajournals.org. http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/35/2/496.full
Bale, Bradley, Amy Doneen, Lisa Collier Cool, Beat the Heart Attack Gene: The Revolutionary Plan to Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes New York, p. 33, Wiley General Trade, an imprint of Turner Publishing Company, 2014
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Periodontal Disease as a Risk Factor for Preterm Birth: Epidemiology and a Pilot Intervention Study, Marjorie K. Jeffcoat, DMD, Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. https://www.cdc.gov/OralHealth/archive/conferences/periodontal_infections13.htm
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