Mouth Body Connection

Did You Know?
A Healthy Mouth Can Extend Your Life!

Good oral hygiene with regular dental visits can help prevent serious health conditions such as these:

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Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Research shows those with chronic gum disease for more than 10 years have a 70% higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

— ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH & THERAPY

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Stroke

People with gum disease are 3x as likely to die from a stroke.

— MAYO CLINIC

respiratory disease

Poor oral hygiene can increase the risk for pneumonia & respiratory infections.

— JOURNAL OF AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

HEART DISEASE

People with gum disease are 2x more likely to die from a heart attack.

— MAYO CLINIC

OBESITY

Being obese significantly increases the risk of periodontal disease.

— INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR DENTAL RESEARCH

sexual & reproductive

Gum disease has been linked to pre-eclampsia, low birth weight, fertility issues, and erectile dysfunction.

— FIGHTGUMDISEASE.COM

Cancer

Men and women with a history of gum disease are 14% more likely to develop cancer than those with healthy gums.

— PERIO.ORG

DIABETES

Diabetes & bleeding gums increase your risk of premature death by 400-700%.

— AMERICAN ACADEMY FOR ORAL SYSTEMIC HEALTH

osteoporosis

Studies show a significant connection between periodontal disease and osteoporosis, especially in women.

— AMERICAN ACADEMY FOR ORAL SYSTEMIC HEALTH

rheumatoid arthritis

Research has found an association between gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

— AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS

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