Monthly Archives: December 2011

Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease is a chronic intra-oral bacterial infection that does have systemic health implications.

We know that periodontal disease has significant infectious and inflammatory components and that it increases insulin resistance.  Chronic inflammation and insulin resistance are both primary causes of athlerosclerosis, and athlerosclerosis  is the primary driver of heart attacks and strokes.

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