Friday, October 20, 2006

Dental Did You Know? Periodontitis (Gum Disease) and Health

Potential effects of Moderate to Severe Periodontitis (Gum Disease) on the Body:

Stroke: 2 times higher
Chronic Respiratory Disease: 2-5 times higher
Coronary Artery Disease: 2 times higher
Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: 4-7 times higher
Diabetes: 2-4 times higher

Reference: Articles in the "Proceedings of The Periodontal-Systemic Connection: A State-of-the-Science Symposium," Ann. Perio 2001

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)
(905) 273-7100