Inflammation Protein Tied to Gum Disease
Your gum health may be more closely linked to your cardiovascular system than you know. A protein associated with cellular inflammation appears to raise the risk of chronic gum disease.
Gum Disease Doesn't Cause Heart Disease
Though they share common risk factors, gum disease does not appear to cause heart disease or stroke. A new statement also reveals that treating gum disease is not proven to prevent stroke or plaque build up in the heart.
Cavity Causing Bacteria Linked to Lethal Heart Infection
Streptococcus mutans is a bacterium most often associated with cavities. Now, researchers say that same bacteria can rapidly travel to the heart and create a potentially deadly condition.