Bad Gums and High Blood Pressure

Periodontitis and hypertension

It is funny how the body works. When we talk about the causes of hypertension, the largest single killer in the world, we generally list a bunch of causes starting from genetics to stress to obesity to lack of physical activity, but we do not associate high blood pressure with bad teeth or gums.

There is now mounting evidence [1,2] that periodontal disea…

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