UK researchers have found another reason for us to keep brushing and flossing our teeth: the same gum bacteria that cause dental plaque can escape from the mouth into the bloodstream and trigger clots that increase risk of heart attack and heart disease. The study that led to this finding was the work of University […]
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By Blane J. Nasveschuk, DMD on August 21, 2010 in Articles, Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Gum Disease, Laser Dentistry, Office News, Pregnancy, Respiratory
Silent, undiagnosed, untreated and ongoing gum disease poses a significant health hazard say our medical colleagues, due to chronic inflammation that continually irritates the body’s immune system.