Your body has natural defensive barriers. Healthy gum tissue is one of those barriers.
In his article, “Are my bad teeth killing me?” Dr. Robert O. Nara wrote that bacteria that live in periodontal pockets are “festering cesspools” of trouble.
If someone with a heart defect contracts a bacterial infection through unhealthy gum tissue, it can travel to his or her heart and cause serious, sometime fatal, problems.
You can read Dr. Nara’s complete article here: http://mizar5.com/killing.htm What I know for sure is that it’s all connected.
Saundra Goodman Got Teeth? A Survivor’s Guide How to keep your teeth or live without them. www.gotteethguide.com