There is a strong link between gum (periodontal) disease and other systemic diseases.  Currently, there are studies that suggest the link between gingiva (gums) and cardiovascular disease is stronger than high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, gender or age.  Epidemiologically people with gum disease have heart attacks at a higher rate.

Come into the Yonge Eglinton dental office to see how your oral health affects your overall health.

By Dr Perelgut