The Centers for Disease Control notes that some of the deadliest diseases in the United States have an oral health component. These health issues include heart disease, diabetes, cancer, respiratory disease, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease.
– Over time, inhaling oral bacteria can lead to pneumonia and other respiratory problems.
-Diabetics have a greater risk of periodontal disease and heart disease and are at a higher risk of developing some type of neuropathy.
-Pancreatic cancer is much more prevalent among people with excessive levels of oral bacteria.
-Periodontal disease is often found in patients who have coronary artery disease.
-35 percent of people who have coronary artery disease also have periodontal disease.
-People who have gum disease run an increased risk of stroke.
-Research from Japan has found a link between tooth loss and Alzheimer’s disease.
If you want more information about the connection between mouth and body health, Dr. Ravi Aulakh would be happy to help you. Please contact AZ Dental to make an appointment at: 408-227-6000, or come by our office in San Jose, California.