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The Surprising Connection Between Oral & Overall Health
Poor oral health has a proven link to:
Heart disease: Oral bacteria can affect the heart when entering the blood stream, as they attach to fatty plaques in blood vessels, helping to form clots.
Diabetes: Periodontal disease can make it harder for diabetics to control their blood sugar levels, among other issues.
Pregnancy problems: Studies have shown that pregnant women with periodontal disease may be at risk of having a premature, low-birthweight baby.