submitted by Dr. Joseph R. Philip DDS, Sterling Dental and Podiatry, Washington Crossing
Research from both the American Medical Association and the American Dental Association suggest that people with severe gum and periodontal disease may be more likely to also have cardiovascular disease.
Bacterial infection in the mouth causes gum disease. When a person’s body reacts to this infection, the gums and supporting structures of the mouth become inflamed. They may ooze and bleed and can cause the teeth to become loose.