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What is the actual impact of poor dental hygiene on your body?

Over 50% of Americans have gum disease, a condition where bacteria have found a home deep below the gum line. This causes gums to become red, swollen, and bleed easily. 

Now think about how many things we put in our mouths in a single day. So over 50% of Americans are eating, drinking, kissing, and speaking...with open wounds. No wonder gum disease is linked to heart problems, infections, and low birth weight. 

Gum disease is both preventable and treatable. Studies show that treating gum disease can add up to 6.5 years to someone's life.

Note: Eva is not a dentist. She is an educated consumer using public information and basic logic from WebMD and Scientific American

Source: Palm Beach Dentist, Rhonda Nasser DDS. Unaffiliated but has excellent diagrams.

Source: Palm Beach Dentist, Rhonda Nasser DDS. Unaffiliated but has excellent diagrams.