Can Your Mouth and Gum Disease Really Cause Heart Problems?

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Curated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from ClevelandClinics.com

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“We see a great deal of overlap, but no research is strong enough to link gum disease and cardiac disease, heart attack or stroke,” Dr. Jellis says. “But, we know that people who brush and floss regularly have better overall health with less gum disease and less periodontal inflammation.

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Commentary:

As stated in the article, “Oral and heart disease are both linked with inflammation, and that’s always created the suspicion that there is a link between the two,” she says. “While that’s not borne out by research, investigations are still ongoing to see if there’s something there.”