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.
A study conducted by Current Cardiovascular Reviews in the United Arab Emirates asserts that gum disease should be considered a risk to cardiovascular health due to connections between gum disease and high blood pressure. According to Singapore Heart Foundation, cardiovascular diseases (heart diseases and stroke) account for 1 out of 3 deaths in Singapore in 2020. Explore the link between gum disease and high blood pressure and steps you can take to prevent both.