It's estimated that more than half of U.S. adults have gingivitis. Gingivitis, in some cases, can lead to periodontitis (gum disease) and a host of other health problems. Gum disease can cause bleeding, swelling, bad breath, pain, receding gums, and tooth loss. But it doesn't always stop there. Your oral health is the beginning point for your whole body's health and wellness.
Gum disease causes a buildup of bacteria in deep pockets between the teeth and gums. That bacteria can transfer to your bloodstream when gums bleed, putting you at a much higher risk to develop the following health problems: