Join me for another Small Bite, as I shed light on a hidden yet crucial connection between oral health and overall health. Listen in as I reveal the startling statistics about gum disease and its prevalence, especially in older adults. I connect the dots between periodontal disease and metabolic syndrome, highlighting the various conditions that form this syndrome.
Prepare to be shocked as I uncover the alarming link between gum disease and diabetes, and explain the impact of periodontal disease on glycemic levels and systemic inflammatory responses. Find out about the bidirectional relationship between diabetes and gum disease and learn how addressing your oral health can lead to significant improvements in your overall health. This episode is packed with eye-opening insights and practical tips to help you understand the importance of oral health in the larger context of your wellbeing. Don’t miss out on this critical information!
Key Points From This Episode:
- 0:01:30 – What Is Gum Disease
- 0:02:22 – Risk Factors and Metabolic Disease Awareness
- 0:08:19 – Link Between Gum Disease and Diabetes
- 0:10:02 – Bleeding Gums and What It Could Mean
- 0:15:53 – What You Can Do If You Have Been Diagnosed with Gum Disease
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