Recently, a scientific statement has been issued claiming that tooth decay or gum problem can't be linked to heart diseases. The statement has been issued by the American Heart Association. In another report, the American Heart Association further noted that treating of gum problems leaves no effect over the health of heart.
For past 100 years, it was believed that gum problem or tooth decay can contribute to the cardiovascular diseases. The assertion by the American Heart Association has been echoed by the American Dental Association's Council on Scientific Affairs.
The World Heart Federation has also acknowledged the assertion. The medical experts have noted that if a person is affected with heart disease and at the same time is also affected with gum problem, then it doesn't mean that a person affected with gum problem have higher risk of being affected with heart diseases as well.
Heart disease is caused by a number of factors which also include consumption of tobacco and smoke. A person in the habit of smoking often believes to have bad teeth. Therefore, a person affected with heart disease and tooth problem have two different health conditions.
While acknowledging the findings of the researchers, Dr. Pamela McClain, a periodontist in Aurora, said, "The academy agrees that science doesn't support a causal relationship between periodontal disease as a direct cause of cardiovascular disease. The message should be, we can't say there is proof of a causal relationship".
It is hoped that the findings would help in clearing the doubts of the medical practitioners. Sometimes, we come across certain notions which don't hold scientific ground but still are believed to be true. It is necessary to conduct studies to gauge whether or not such notions are true to their core.
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