Tag: periodontal disease

Periodontal disease and heart health

The link between periodontitis and heart disease Many people don’t realize the seriousness of periodontal disease or periodontitis. Bleeding gums may seem like no big deal, but in fact, this disease is so serious that research has linked it to heart disease — the nation’s leading cause of death in both men and women. Signs of gum disease Gum disease begins when plaque builds up around your teeth. This soft, sticky film is full of bacteria and results in inflammation and sore, swollen gums — all signs of gum disease. Gum disease......