Q. What about everything I hear on the news lately about the connection between gum disease and heart problems?
A. The relationship between oral infections of many kinds and numerous other physical ailments was first identified in the early 1990’s. These include heart problems, strokes, diabetes, kidney disease and pancreatic cancer. There has been a lot of research regarding this connection recently. The bottom line is that a healthy, infection free mouth can help decrease the occurrence of other serious health issues. More literature on this subject can be made available.