Arthritis and Gum Disease

Rheumatoid arthritis affects over two million Americans of all ages, including children. Research shows that people with arthritis have eight times the odds of having gum disease. Gum disease is a condition that, if left untreated, can lead to tooth and bone loss.

Gum disease has been linked to other medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Your medical history is important when treating your dental needs. You may find that taking care of your teeth ends up improving your entire body’s health.


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