Diabetics have a higher risk for developing periodontal diseases. This relationship is bidirectional, with the presence of periodontitis increasing the risk for diabetes.
Patients with periodontitis have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
Pregnant women are at increased risk for gingivitis. Pregnant women with periodontitis are at increased risk for compromised pregnancy outcomes.
Periodontal bacteria infect the brain and play a direct role in amyloid brain lesions in Alzheimer’s disease.
Maintaining a healthy mouth is key to maintaining a healthy body.