People with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to have coronary artety disease (aka hear disease),
Even though the exact cause of the correlation between heart disease and gum disease are unknown, it is true that people with gum disease are more likely to have heart disease. Some scientists say that it's related to the bacteria you have in your body. The more bacteria you have in your mouth, the more likely it may affect your heart. For more information, you can read what WebMD says about this topic.
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