♦If you have gum disease, you are more likely to become diabetic and people who already are diabetic are more likely to be diagnosed with gum disease. Gum disease can make your blood sugar harder to control.
♦Pregnant women who have gum disease are more likely to have premature babies, compared to those with healthy gums.
♦Pregnant women who take care of their mouths by removing cavities and maintaining proper oral hygiene techniques are in fact less likely to pass on the cavity causing bacteria to their babies as well as help them learn proper hygiene techniques.
♦You are more likely to have a stroke or heart attack if you have gum disease.
♦Unhealthy diet choices can be a result of poor oral health, which consists of untreated tooth decay, missing teeth and gum disease. A poor diet can increase your risk for infection and illness.
Keeping your mouth healthy shouldn’t be an afterthought due to the Mouth-Body Connection!
Make an appointment to come talk to Dr. Eagar about all the connections between your oral health and your overall health.