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Gum Health: Biomarker for Longevity and Health

By Thegenaboveme @TheGenAboveMe

Gum Health: Biomarker for Longevity and Health

Photo by Jeff Seldon of UK's DFID.

Many people assume that gum disease is an isolated problem.
However, gum disease can affect the health of other systems of the body. Additionally, poor oral hygiene is correlated with poor self-care in other areas of the body.
The significance of gum health is demonstrated further by its inclusion as a biomarker of health and longevity.
This post is part of a series on biomarkers.
Earlier this year, Science News reported that gum disease has been linked to a variety of diseases ranging from arthritis to heart disease to liver disease to Alzheimer's disease.
Note: This post does not offer medical advice. Its intent is to raise awareness. Please see a licensed medical professional (such as a dentist or a general practitioner) if you have any questions about the relationship between oral hygiene and your overall health. 
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