New Science warns about new threat to your heart. As if you didn’t have enough to worry about … emerging science is now telling us about a new medical problem called the “Oral-Systemic Connection”. Read more….
As if you didn’t have enough to worry about … emerging science is now telling us about a new medical problem called the “Oral-Systemic Connection”. That’s the scientific way of saying that bad breath and gum disease can kill you! And to think – it used to just be a joke that someone’s breath was bad enough to “kill a horse”!
Obviously there is more to the story! And since so many people have gum disease it is now becoming elevated to be an important public health problem in America and around the world.
What is inflammation? What makes it such an important factor that it is involved in such a wide range of health conditions?
The short answer is that inflammation is the body’s natural way of fighting off disease and injury. Without these natural protective responses our bodies would not be able to defend itself against the threatening outside world that constantly presses upon us. Death or great disability would be the natural outcome as our bodies would eventually succumb to hostile foreign forces.
Simple examples include the immune system reaction that happens with getting a sliver, or with the beginning stages of common gingivitis. In both examples, local tissues and cells of the immune system respond to things “foreign” to neutralize and dismiss the threat, and attempt to restore the body to health. Whether the thing(s) foreign are true ‘objects’ or are bacterial byproducts (endotoxins), the body must successfully respond to them and neutralize the threat or else suffer great consequences.