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As the old song goes, the toe bone’s connected to the foot bone, the foot bone’s connected to the heel bone… But did you know that the heart is connected to the gums and jawbone? As the Harvard Health Letter recently explained, new research strengthens the association between dental and cardiovascular health.

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine examined health and dental insurance records from nearly 339,000 people with two distinct disorders – periodontal disease, which includes a range of mouth problems from simple gum inflammation to serious soft tissue and jawbone damage – and one of these five conditions:

  • type 2 diabetes;
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