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 asserts that gum disease should be considered a risk to cardiovascular health due to connections between gum disease and high blood pressure. 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.