Written by Dentistry Today Thursday, 22 May 2014 07:37
There’s a newly discovered correlation between gum disease and heart disease.
Gum disease and heart disease are caused by the same bacteria, according to a University of Florida study. The study was reported at the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting.
The researchers came to their conclusion based on studying mice. When oral bacteria were placed into their bloodstream, the risk factors for atherosclerotic heart disease increased.