The mouth can be a window into the overall health of the human body. It’s an entry point for bacteria and can signify when underlying conditions in the body may be posing health issues that are difficult to detect.
According to an article in the Hindustan Times, people with severe gum infection called periodontitis may have more chances of higher blood pressure compared to individuals with healthy gums. Cardiovascular diseases account for the largest number of deaths in the United States. Explore the link between gum disease and high blood pressure and steps you can take to prevent both.