The Sleeper Tissue Affecting Your Full-Body Health…

The Urban Monk

Gingivitis: the early stages of gum disease. If you have gingivitis, you may notice that your gums are red and swollen, and they bleed when you floss or brush. This happens because a build-up of bacteria (plaque) on the teeth cause the gums to inflame. Left untreated, gingivitis leads to…

Periodontal Disease: full-blown gum disease. If you’ve had a build-up of plaque and bleeding gums for a while, periodontitis can develop. This is when the supporting bone and fibers that hold your teeth in place break down and the gums recede.

As disastrous as those mouth diseases sound, poor gum health can herald an even worse fate for the rest of the body.

Cardiovascular Disease

Scientists have theorized that there is a connection between inflammation of the gums and the occurrence of heart disease in people with periodontitis.

Cognitive Function

When attempting to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, doctors check for beta-amyloid, which is a brain protein fragment.

Respiratory Infection

Respiratory disorders, like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia, are caused by bacteria traveling from the upper throat, via inhalation, to the lower respiratory tract.

After all, it makes sense that whatever is in the mouth is being passed to the rest of the body.

That’s what it’s for.

On top of these three major issues that can occur in the body resulting from poor gum health, there are hosts of others…

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