September 14, 2017
For years dental and medical researchers have noticed a relationship between cases of gum disease and a wide range of chronic and systemic illnesses. From diabetes to Alzheimer’s disease, poor oral hygiene seems to be one common indicator of risk for a variety of whole body health concerns. In the past, research has indicated gum disease as a potential risk factor for health issues. However, the recent research out of the University of Florida Department of Periodontology may have found a causal link between gum disease and heart disease.