Gum Disease4 300x200Intensive dental treatment for gum disease appears to reduce high blood pressure levels, according to a recent study in China.
Key takeaways:
– Gum disease is a common, treatable condition
– Untreated gum disease can lead to loss of teeth and other health issues
– High blood pressure increases the risk of stroke and heart disease
See your dentist sooner rather than later if you are experiencing any problems with your gums such as bleeding or redness.
“The present study demonstrates for the first time that intensive periodontal intervention alone can reduce blood pressure levels”
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