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The date on Adult Teeth Associated with High Risk Heart Disease

Tooth loss is a natural thing occurs in children because of the milk teeth will be replaced by the permanent teeth grow old eternal. Eternal tooth loss in adulthood is not normal because it has been associated with a higher risk of heart disease.
Researchers at San Francisco analyzed data from almost 16,000 people in 39 countries that provide information about the health condition of their teeth, including how many missing teeth in adulthood, and the frequency of bleeding gums.
About 40 percent of the participants involved in studit is apparently only had less than 15 teeth, and even about 16 percent no longer have teeth due to periodontal disease, while 25 percent reported having bleeding gums.
Researchers found that any decrease in the number of teeth, there are elevated levels of harmful enzymes that promote inflammation and hardening of the arteries. The study authors also noted that tooth loss may be a marker of risk for heart disease, elevated levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL), high blood sugar and high blood pressure.
People with fewer teeth are also more likely to develop diabetes, with the risk increasing as much as 11 percent of any reduction in the number of teeth.
Tooth loss in adulthood is more common in smokers or former smokers. While the bleeding of the gums has been associated with the level of bad cholesterol and high blood pressure.
The results of these studies will be presented on Saturday (9/3) tomorrow at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), in San Francisco, as reported by Everyday Health, Friday (08/03/2013).
“The reason associated relationship between teeth, gum health and heart health is still unclear. We believe that there is a relationship between systemic inflammation, the presence of bacteria in the blood of infected teeth, the plaque bacteria that attack the heart,” explained Dr. Ola Vedin, of the department of medicine at Uppsala University, Sweden.