Gum disease affects 85% of adults in the United States. It is well known that gum disease is associated with heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, arthritis, kidney disease, pre-term babies, diabetes as well as some cancers.
There are gum recession factors that we can manage and others that we can’t. Fortunately, the manageable ones outnumber the non- manageable.
Modifiable factors affecting gum disease include:
Non-modifiable factors are aging and hereditary factors.
Since the inflammatory process of gum disease cause release to inflammatory factors into our blood stream it can trigger inflammatory processes in other parts of our bodies like our coronary arteries, kidneys, and even our brains. Some newer research implies that gum disease might be associated with cognitive impairment.
Here are some suggestion to help address the factors we can control;
Call with any other questions! Stay well and avoid the recession!