Beginning in the 90’s, research uncovered details that linked periodontal diseases with overall health.
Specifically, periodontal disease has been shown to:
1) Increase the risk of hypertention and atherosclerosis and thus the development of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases which can lead to heart attack or stroke.
2) Increase the risk of developing diabetes or make it more difficult for patients already afflicted with diabetes to control the disease.
3)Increase the risk of having a preterm or low birth weight baby.