You might be surprised to learn that gum disease is not an isolated illness. On the contrary, it can have an impact upon many other areas of the body besides the mouth and teeth. Let us look at some potentially serious side effects to understand why it is important to see your dentist.
- Women with periodontal disease are more likely to have children with birth defects.
- Your immune system will be weakened.
- Bacteria from the mouth can enter into the bloodstream; causing further problems.
“It’s estimated that over 64 million Americans have some form of gum disease.”
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