Gum Disease is linked to heart disease, strokes & diabetes. High glucose levels in saliva promote the growth of bacteria that cause gum disease or infection and even tooth loss. Make sure to floss daily, brush after each meal and if your throat is dry, use Biotene toothpaste to replace enzymes at night and Colgate 12 hour Total. The teeth& heart you save may be your own. People with gum disease should be tested for type 2 diabetes as this is usually a sign of a possible problem
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