Inflammation anywhere in the body has been determined to be the root cause of many chronic diseases like heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. the mouth is a significant source of inflammation when gum disease is present. Gum inflammation usually has no symptoms – usually a only a dentist or hygienist can tell if you have any gum inflammation.
Eliminating gum inflammation can reduce your risk of heart disease and other serious problems. Want to reduce your likelihood of having a heart attack? Exercise, diet, watch your cholesterol, and see a dentist.