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How Oral Health Affects Your Overall Health

HOW ORAL HEALTH Affects Your Overall Health wwww Heart Disease > Studies have shown that gum disease is associated with heart disease > 91% of people with heart disease have gum disease > Periodontal disease can make existing heart conditions worse The association may be due to inflammation caused by gum disease Diabetes > People with diabetes are more likely to have gum disease > The presence of gum disease makes diabetes harder to control AUUBUAR Severe gum disease can increase blood sugar and the risk of diabetic complications Those with uncontrolled diabetes are at especially high risk of gum disease Cancer MEN WITH GUM DISEASE ARE: 30% more likely to develop blood cancers 49% more likely to develop kidney cancer 54% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer Osteoporosis > Researchers have shown a link between jaw bone loss and osteoporosis > Osteoporosis could lead to tooth loSs as bone density decreases > Bone loss can make it more difficult > Increasing calcium and vitamin D to create functional dentures intake may help prevent osteoporosis MILK Pregnancy As many as 18% of babies that are preterm with low birth weight are so due to the mother's gum disease Preterm, low-birth-weight babies are at risk for: • Learning disabilities • Respiratory problems • Digestive problems > Vision and hearing loss INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY: NORTHERN VIRGINIA DENTAL ASSOCIATES Family, Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry Northern Virginia Dental Associates Sources: http://ww - tion/Oral-Health-And-Overall-Health-Why-A-Healthy-Mouth-Is-Good-For-Your-Body/article

How Oral Health Affects Your Overall Health

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Preterm, low-birth-weight babies are at risk for learning disabilities, respiratory problems, digestive problems, and vision and hearing loss. Read more about oral health and pregnancy on this Springf...


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