Did You Know?
"Bad gums could be as strong a risk factor for heart attacks as smoking cigarettes, which is to
blame for about 40,000 heart-related deaths a year."
(Daniel Haney, AP Medical Director, February 17, 1998)
"A new study of fatty deposits lodged in the carotid arteries
of stroke sufferers shows that 70% contain bacteria and 40% of that bacteria comes from the mouth." (USA Today, April 14,1998)
"Men with periodontal disease have a stronger propensity for cardio-vascular disease than men
without periodontal disease, with those under 50 with periodontal disease having a greater risk than those over 50."
(J. Periodontal 1998:69:841-850)
"Diabetics with gum disease were three times more likely to have heart attacks then those without
gum disease." (USA Today, April 14, 1998)
"Under the surface...are pockets of infection that contain billions of bacteria. If this oozing
mess was out where it could be seen, it would be a bone-deep sore the size of the palms of both hands."
(Daniel, Haney, AP Medical Director, February 17, 1998)
"Women with gum disease are seven to eight times more likely to give birth prematurely to low
birth-weight babies."(USA Today, April 14, 1998)
"Bacteria in plaque are linked to lung infections in people with chronic lung diseases such as
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease." (USA Today, February 17, 1998)
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