Did you know that many of the risk factors for gum disease are the same as those for heart disease. Some key risks are: tobacco use poor nutrition diabetes Also to note, according to the American Heart Association people who have chronic gum disease are at higher risk for a heart attack.

Gum disease is an infection of the gums that surround our teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Often times gum disease is painless, you may not even know you have it. Gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth. Here…

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