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Gum disease affects every area of your body. Oral bacteria enter your bloodstream and can contribute to systemic diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer, and gum disease bacteria have been found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.
Because oral health impacts overall health, gum disease is a big issue with COVID-19. Should you contract the virus, having a systemic disease can worsen the effects of COVID-19 and increase your risk for complications.
Most people don’t realize they have gum disease or know how dangerous it is. Half of adults over the age of 30, and more than 70 percent of adults 65 and older, have gum disease. Patients are usually referred to Dr. Joseph Nemeth by their dentist, who detects the problem. Today, we often use pain-free lasers to treat gum disease.
It’s important to have your gums checked, to make sure they’re healthy and lower your risk of systemic disease.