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.
Oral cancer can develop and easily spread to other areas of the body, so preventive care and early detection is important.
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.
Gum disease and diabetes can impact each other. Tell your dentist you have diabetes and pay extra attention to your oral health care.
Increased hormone levels may lead some women to develop gingivitis during pregnancy.
Studies confirm a link between kidney disease (including those undergoing dialysis) with oral health problems like gum disease and tooth loss.