Another reason to take care of your gums is that people with moderate to severe gum diseases had a 22% to 49% chance of having high blood pressure compared to those with healthy normal gums according to a recent British review. 81 persons were the subject of this study.
We recommend getting yourself checked out right away if you have even the smallest amount of gum disease. By obtaining treatment right away, it can lower your numbers and reduce systolic blood pressure and diastolic pressure. Gum disease bacteria also may affect inflammation which results in reduced blood vessel flexibility.