Periodontal disease has been connected to a variety of health conditions, including diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and yes, heart disease. Over 80 million adults in the United States have some form of heart disease, and it’s one of the leading causes of death [1].

But when it comes to gum disease and heart disease, what exactly is the connection? Although research is ongoing, let’s take a closer look at how these two conditions can influence each other.

An article by Dr. Samir Alaswad. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: Is Gum Disease Linked to Heart Disease?