Effects of Periodontal Disease on Systemic Health

A recent study by Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University discovered an association between Periodontitis and Alzheimer's Disease. Periodontal disease is a common oral infection, affecting almost 40% of the entire adult population. Periodontitis is a disease that cause inflammation and the destruction of gums, bone and teeth supporting structures. Not only that, periodontal pathogens also increase the secretion of inflammation by causing signals. Those signals have the ability to access to the systemic circulation and implicate brain abscesses which result a neurodegenerative disease; also known as the Alzheimer's disease. In addition, scientific researchers suggest that the effect of Periodontal disease might not be limited to the oral cavity. Instead, it may also have various systemic consequences: increasing the risk of pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, neurological disorder, etc. It is understandable that brushing and flossing can be such a tedious job to do everyday. However, by brushing and flossing every after meal, people can lower the possibility of getting painful diseases and maintain good oral hygiene. 

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Jessica Lee

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