The following was posted on the wall when I visited my dentist recently. – Glad to report my teeth and gums are healthy.

Periodontal infection increases risk

Heart disease
Infectious endocarditis
Carotid artery stenosis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Mouth and throat cancer
Pancreatic cancer
Colon cancer
Kidney infection lung infection/COPD
Low fertility in men
Erectile dysfunction
Brain abscesses
Cognitive dysfunction/ Alzheimer’s
Infectious mononucleosis
Pre-term babies
Yeast infections
Multiple sclerosis

periodontal (adjective) of, denoting, or affecting the gums and other tissues surrounding the teeth: periodontal disease

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