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10 April 2017

The Link Between Gum Disease and Premature Death in Post-Menopausal Women

It now appears that healthy teeth represent much more than visual aesthetics alone. In fact, studies have shown that a common trip to the dentist could even lead to a longer life.

Older women who have lost a significant number of their teeth – or who suffer from gum disease – may be at risk of developing a host of illnesses.

The risk of developing gum disease increases as women age.

– Symptoms of this serious condition include sensitive teeth, bleeding gums and bad breath.

– There are a number of preventative steps which can help to reduce the chances of developing gum disease.

Researchers say post-menopausal women with gum disease or tooth loss have an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease as well as other causes.”

Read more:

http://www.healthline.com/health-news/older-women-with-gum-disease-risk-death

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