Gum Disease is the most common chronic infection in world; affecting more than half of the population at any one time. A new Australian study has found treating serve Gum Disease, significantly reduces the risk of Heart Attacks and Stroke.
The recent study, conducted by Gum Specialist, Barbara Taylor, and Cardiologist Geoffrey Tofler, found strong evidence of the link between Gum Disease and Heart Attacks. A total of 67 Australian adults were involved in the study, which was conducted over a three month period. Each of the patients had serve Gum Disease and needed to have all of their teeth removed. Blood was taken from each patient and tested before the treatment of Gum Disease and then again three months later. The study found reductions in the risk of blood clotting and inflammation after periodontal treatment had been completed.
“Those studies have discovered that people who had worse dental health were also worse off from a cardiovascular point of view,” Dr Taylor said.
Gum Disease can be prevented by cleaning your teeth thoroughly every morning and night, as well as flossing once daily. Other steps which can help fight Gum Disease include;
” Using a soft toothbrush with rounded bristles
” Replacing your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months
” Changing your toothbrush after an illness
” Using a toothpaste with added fluoride
” Visiting us on a routine basis
” Attending periodontal check-ups
” Avoiding tobacco products
” Avoiding excessive alcohol use