Stress

Prolonged periods of stress or depression produce a hormone that may contribute to gum disease, and makes your body’s immune system more susceptible to infection.

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Cancer

Oral cancer can develop and easily spread to other areas of the body, so preventive care and early detection is important.

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Your Heart

Research shows that people with gum disease and poor oral health are at higher risk of heart disease and stroke, according to the American Academy of Periodontology.

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Diabetes

Gum disease and diabetes can impact each other. Tell your dentist you have diabetes and pay extra attention to your oral health care.

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Pregnancy

Increased hormone levels may lead some women to develop gingivitis during pregnancy.

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Kidneys

Studies confirm a link between kidney disease (including those undergoing dialysis) with oral health problems like gum disease and tooth loss.

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