Pe­ri­odon­ti­tis & Pres­sure

Health & Nutrition - - HEALTH FLASH -

Re­searchers found that those with health­ier gums had lower BP and re­sponded bet­ter to blood pres­sure-low­er­ing med­i­ca­tions com­pared with those who had gum dis­ease, a con­di­tion known as pe­ri­odon­ti­tis. Peo­ple with pe­ri­odon­tal dis­ease were 20% less likely to reach healthy BP ranges, com­pared with pa­tients in good oral health, re­searchers said.

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