Oral – Systemic Health
Researchers have found that gum disease is associated with other health problems such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, and bacterial pneumonia. Likewise, pregnant women who have periodontitis may be at increased risk for delivering preterm and/or low birth weight babies.
Journal of Periodontology Dec. 2007, Vol 78, No 4 1999, Vol. 70, No 11
Health equity means “providing care that does not vary in quality because of personal characteristics such as gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and socioeconomic status.” According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Dec 5, 2016