Periodontal infections cause changes in traditional and novel cardiovascular risk factors
Again, we see how much any source of chronic inflammation can play a large role in cardiovascular disease. I would also assume that those with poor dental health probably aren’t too concerned with their overall health, either. One thing to consider in addition to treatment for periodontal disease would be using xylitol containing gum. This sugar is believed to change to physiology of the bacteria in the oral cavity, leaving them less likely to cause dental caries and subsequent infections.