Gum bleeding is very common when you brush, floss or bite in to an apple, but it should not be ignored. It is a warning sing that you may have gingivitis, an infection of the gums, or periodontitis, a gum disease. In a recent article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine some of the more important health aspects and solutions are detailed.
They link 5 health conditions to gum disease:
- Type 2 diabetes.
- Coronary artery disease or heart disease.
- Cerebral vascular disease or stroke.
- Rheumatoid arthritis