Periodontal disease and heart disease are linked

Did you know?

In 2009 the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Journal of Cardiology joined together to publish a joint research paper.  The publication linked Coronary artery diseases, heart attack and stroke, to byproducts of bacteria that cause periodontal disease. Therefore, by managing your gum disease a patient may reduce their risk of heart disease or stroke.

To find out more please go to the American Academy of Periodontology website at www.perio.org