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High Blood Pressure Linked To Periodontitis.
The Daily Express (UK) (12/14, Atherton) reported that people could have hypertension – high blood pressure – “if you have a particularly bad taste in your mouth.” The taste could be caused by periodontitis, which is “linked to high blood pressure.” A study found that “gum disease and tooth loss was linked to high blood pressure in more than 35,000 post-menopausal women.” Warning signs can include bright red gums, puffy gums, or seeing blood while brushing one’s teeth.
MouthHealthy.org provides additional information on periodontitis.