Floss or DIE???
Sounds a bit silly or far-fetched, doesn’t it? However, recent medical research is revealing some startling news about gum disease. It appears that heart attacks, strokes, premature birth, and even cancer may be more related to chronic inflammation in the body than the usual suspects. The most common source of chronic inflammation in the human body is, you guessed it: Gum Disease! Does this mean that gum disease causes these medical issues? So far, the answer is no. Even if there is a “correlation,” it doesn’t mean there is “causation.”
The newly suspected relationship between gum disease and heart disease and strokes is still being studied, but we expect to hear more and more about it.
Other studies have linked gum disease with low birth weight babies.