I’ve heard that gum bacteria and heart disease are related. Is this true?

Recently a number of studies have demonstrated that periodontal disease is associated with a 19% increase in risk of future cardiovascular disease, maintenance of blood sugar levels for diabetes and premature and low birth weight babies. When you have periodontal disease, the increased presence of bacteria in your mouth is unhealthy. Prevention is the best method of treatment. Visit us regularly for therapeutic periodontal scaling and develop a routine of good oral hygiene to keep bacteria counts low.