The Link Between Oral Health and Medical Illness

  • Mental health problems. It’s common knowledge that stress and anxiety can impact your health. But research has now shown a strong relationship between gum disease and many mental health problems, including stress, depression, distress, anxiety, and loneliness. All of these conditions can cause your body to produce more of the hormone cortisol which, in increased amounts, can aid in the progression of periodontal disease.

http://www.everydayhealth.com/dental-health/oral-conditions/oral-health-and-other-diseases.aspx

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