Severe periodontitis, dental gum disease, was noted in a research paper, as the sixth more prevalent health condition in the world. The paper, Global Burden of Periodontitis: A Systemic Review and Meta Regression, states that periodontitis or gum disease is the 6th most prevelant health condition in the world affecting 743 million people worldwide.
This simply underscores the importance of trying treat, educate, and prevent this disease which is known to have health affects on the whole body from cardiac issues to diabetes is crtical. Evidence continues to come in from the scientific and medical researchers that periodontal disease is a serious inflammatory disease that can cause or exacerbate a host of problems.
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