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Gum Disease Can Lead to High Blood Pressure

While healthy teeth and gums are beneficial for your smile, were you aware that periodontal (gum) disease might negatively impact your blood pressure? Let’s look at a few reasons why you should see a dentist if you suspect issues with your gums.

– Individuals with gum disease are not as likely to benefit from blood pressure medication.

– Gum disease can actually worsen high blood pressure.

– See a dentist regularly to get teeth cleaned to keep gums healthy.

“Gum disease may interfere with high blood pressure control, a new study suggests.”

Learn more about the connections here:

https://consumer.healthday.com/dental-and-oral-information-9/misc-dental-problem-news-174/gum-disease-may-worsen-blood-pressure-problems-738756.html

 

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