We know that periodontal, or gum disease, is linked to type 2 diabetes, heart disease and an increased risk of stroke. The plaque that is found in your mouth is the same plaque that can be found in your blood vessels. Read more about that here from the American Heart Associations. New research is looking for links between oral health and other debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer’s. There is more research needed to confirm the severity of oral health with some diseases but there is no question that good oral health is part of good overall health. Call us today to ensure that your oral health is part of the solution and not part of the problem.