The previous post discussed the connection between gum disease and arthritis. I have just come across a book By Melvin E. Page and H. Leon Abrams called, "Your Body Is Your Best Doctor", which although not specifically written on the subject of arthritis, makes a very good read.
In the book the authors discuss their thirty-year research into the cause of tooth decay and gum disease. They believe that it takes a twenty five percent imbalance in the body's chemistry to cause tooth decay.
These conclusions are drawn from the results of more than forty thousand blood tests. The findings show that when calcium and phosphorus in the blood are not proportioned at one part of calcium to two and a half parts of calcium, mineral are withdrawn from the bone and dentin, resulting in tooth decay.
As an arthritis sufferer, I believe that any information to keep bones healthy is well worth reading and this is my reason for mentioning this book here. If you don't agree with me – I welcome your comments!