Living with Gum Disease?

Did you know that periodontal disease can affect your overall health?  Below are just a few reports of what this disease can do to your body.

 

*Gum Disease increases the risk of head & neck cancer

(American Academy of Oral Systemic Health)

 

*Bacteria in your mouth travels to other areas of your body in your blood stream

(American Academy of Oral Systemic Health)

 

*Gum Disease increases your risk of pre-mature death from 400 to 700%

(American Academy of Oral Systemic Health)

 

*Pregnant women have only a 1 out of 7 chance of giving birth to a healthy, normal sized baby

(American Academy of Oral Systemic Health)

 

*People with gum disease are twice as likely to die from heart disease & three times from stroke

(Mayo Clinic)

 

*Gum Disease and tooth loss increase the risk of Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease

(Mayo Clinic)

 

*93% of people with Gum Disease are also at risk for Diabetes

(American Academy of Oral Systemic Health)

 

*Gum Disease increase the risk for Kidney & Pancreatic cancer by 62%

(Harvard)

 

*Research has found an association between Rheumatoid Arthritis and gum disease

(American Academy of Family Physicians)

 

*The Surgeon General reports that at least 80% of American adults have some form of Gum Disease

(American Academy for Oral Systemic Health)

 

If you or one of your family members are living with periodontal disease and have any questions or concerns, our practice welcomes you to call us. We are always just one phone call away! 248-539-3088

 

*As always, thank you for being part of our practice family!