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Dangers Of Plaque & Gingivitis To Your Health - Maryland Dentist

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› Dangers Of Plaque & Gingivitis To Your Health

Gingivitis & Gum Disease Treatment | Bowie, Maryland MD Sticky bacterial plaque that builds up on your teeth can cause inflammation and bleeding gums and jeopardize your dental health. Additionally, bacterial plaque found in your mouth can threaten your OVERALL HEALTH!
A growing body of research finds that bacteria and inflammation in your mouth are also linked to other problems, including heart attack and dementia, and may well jeopardize your overall health.
Scientists have found links between periodontal disease and a number of other problems, including
•Heart Disease •Diabetes •Dementia •Rheumatoid Arthritis
Experts believe that oral bacteria can escape into the bloodstream and damage major organs.

Inflammation is probably a common factor according to experts. Periodontal disease, marked by inflammation, may increase inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation is the underlying problem in heart disease and r…