Does gum disease cause heart disease? According to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), there is strong evidence in support of the answer yes. And with 47% of American adults suffering with periodontal (gum) disease, the number of individuals at high risk for cardiovascular issues like heart attack and stroke is staggering.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a majority of Americans are likely to develop symptoms of arthritis over the course of their lifetime. With such widespread incidence of arthritis among developed nations, Americans cannot help but wonder: Why is this condition so prevalent, and what can be done to prevent it?