The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health declared 2011, “The Year of the Mouth.” The AAOSH points out there is a growing mountain of research connecting poor oral health to the deadliest of diseases including heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. “Oral health problems have also been shown to have close connections to many other serious health concerns like Alzheimer’s, arthritis, pneumonia and pregnancy complications,” they maintain.

Periodontal disease is associated  with many inflammatory conditions be sure to see your dentist on a regular basis to keep this bacteria at bay.