posted on Oct, 6 2006 @ 01:14 AM
I don't know about low birthweight, but I have been told at my dental office that my 'crappy gums' are putting me at risk for things like
septicemia, which as I understand it, is basically blood poisoning. Bacteria or whatever gets in through your gums and migrates into the bloodstream,
and then heads all over the body. I don't know all of the specific problems that can be caused, but I'd imagine there are quite a few.
I think a lot of people aren't aware that oral health can affect other parts of the body, as well. I don't consider it a coverup or anything; after
all, I learned about this at the dentist, but it definitely could stand to be publicized a lot more. Perhaps in those worthless health courses they
teach in grade school...