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Posted by Seattle Dental Care Mar 14, 2015

Oral Systemic Health

Today’s blog is just a few facts about how your oral health affects the rest of your body and the importance of having a healthy mouth. This is a little fact sheet that I received at the first annual meeting of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, and I thought I’d pass along this information!

  • The Surgeon General reports that at least 80% of American adults have gum disease
  • Gum disease can cause heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke.
  • If you have diabetes and bleeding gums, your risk of premature death increases by 400 to 700 percent.
  • Gum disease and tooth loss increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Pregnant women with gum disease have a 1 in 7 chance of giving birth to a healthy child of normal size.
  • Harvard studies state gum disease increases Pancreatic and Kidney cancer risk by 62%.
  • Eliminating gum disease adds 6.5 years to your life.
  • 93% of people with gum disease are at risk for diabetes.
  • Gum therapy improves blood vessel health and helps prevent heart attack and stroke.
  • Healthy gums help prevent diabetes.
  • People with gum disease are twice as likely to die from heart disease and three times as likely to die from stroke.
  • Gum disease increases risk for head and neck cancer.
  • Cavities are caused by a germ that spreads during kissing and sharing food.

At Seattle Dental Care, our holistic dentists ensure to provide each of our patients with a positive and relaxing experience. If you have any questions about biological cleaning, please contact the dentist in Seattle, WA, at (206) 728-1330 or visit us at 2107 Elliott Ave Ste 210, Seattle, WA 98121. We will be happy to guide you further.

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