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A recent study analysed the dental records of over 3000 people diagnosed with high blood pressure:

– People with high blood pressure who had gum disease were less likely to respond well to blood pressure medication.

– People with high blood pressure should look after their teeth and visit their dentist regularly to reduce the risk of gum disease.

– Signs of gum disease include tender, red or swollen gums, and bleeding when flossing or brushing.

“Worldwide, high blood pressure affects up to 40 percent of people 25 and older. Left untreated, it can lead to heart attacks, strokes, heart failure, and kidney disease.”

Read the full story here: https://consumer.healthday.com/dental-and-oral-information-9/misc-dental-problem-news-174/gum-disease-may-worsen-blood-pressure-problems-738756.html

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Born in 1974 in Brentwood, Essex, Daniel ‘always wanted to be a dentist’ and proudly qualified from The Royal London Hospital in 1997. He has worked at Gallions Reach since 2001. His hobbies include running marathons and recently (unsuccessfully) attempting to swim the English Channel. A season ticket holder at Upton Park, Daniel keenly follows the ups and (mainly) downs of West Ham United!

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