Gum Disease Raises Arthritis Risk

Categories: Periodontics

Brush and floss! Gum disease may raise your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a new study shows. Compared to people with mild or no periodontitis surrounding two or three teeth, people with moderate to severe gum disease are nearly three times more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the study shows. Among never-smokers with moderate…