Did you know that there is a link between the health of your smile and your lungs?
Traditionally, we have thought of smoking, advanced age, and the presence of other health conditions that weaken the immune system, as risk factors for lung disease. But scientists now believe that gum disease may also be a significant risk factor, increasing the risk of respiratory infections, and potentially worsening respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
What is the relationship between this periodontal disease and respiratory disease?
Learn more in the attached Information Sheet “Smile Well, Breathe Well”. Simply click the image link below to read.