The benefits of keeping your gums and teeth healthy go far beyond a great looking smile.
According to findings published in the Journal of Periodontology, there is new evidence that the bacteria associated with gum disease could contribute to the development of cancerous stomach lesions.
Periodontal disease – or gum disease as it is often better known, is one of the most common diseases affecting up to 50% of the Adult population world wide.
The latest findings were based on research out of New York University, where Scientists hypothesis that a group of bacteria that live in plaque beneath the gums, set up a pattern of chronic inflammation in the body which may contribute to the development of stomach cancer.
Another study recently completed in the USA(Dental college of Georgia, Augustus University) reiterates that many clinical studies link Chronic periodontal disease (CP) to various systemic disorders and lately age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is a leading cause of irreversible vision loss in elderly.
Closer to home, the latest Oral health tracker report published in Australia(ADA + AHPC March 2018) show one in five adults in Australia are affected by gum disease and 50% of adults and 25% of children haven’t been to the Dentist for a check up for over a year.
The more unhealthy your mouth is, the more unhealthy your entire body will be.
Prevention is key: Brush twice daily for two minutes, floss daily, preferably at night - Ensure you visit your Dentist for regular check up’s and have your gums professionally cleaned at least once every six months.
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The Dental 4U Team