Men With Gum Disease More Likely to Have ED

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012, 5:58 pm

New research from Turkey has shown that men in their thirties who had severe gum disease were 3 times for likely to suffer from ED. Wilbanks Smile Center shares information about ED, heart disease and other diseases linked to chronic gum disease.

Researcher Dr. Faith Oguz said “Many studies have reported that CP (chronic periodontitis) may induce systemic vascular diseases, such as coronary heart disease, which have been linked to erection problems.” Translated into non-scientific terms this means that long-term untreated gum disease can lead to heart disease and diseases of the circulatory system.

Since men, especially younger men, are less likely to keep their regularly scheduled dental hygiene visits this news might push some of them to pick up the phone and schedule an appointment.

Chronic, untreated gum disease causes inflammation in the body which has been linked not only to heart disease but also to diabetes, respiratory diseases and even some cancers. Researchers found that men with gum disease were 49% more likely to develop kidney cancer, 54% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, and 30% higher risk for develop blood cancers.

Guys – time to step up and take care of your oral health! Please contact Wilbanks Smile Center in Toccoa, GA today at 706-886-9439 to schedule your appointment.

 

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