National Study Finds Higher Blood Pressure with Poor Oral Health

Poor Oral Health and Blood Pressure Control Among US Hypertensive Adults

A woman getting her blood pressure tested

Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the tissues surrounding the teeth, with evidence of systemic effects. Some studies showed the benefit of periodontal therapy on blood pressure (BP), but the impact of periodontitis on BP control is unknown. We retrospectively analyzed cross-sectional, nationally representative data from treated hypertensive adults aged ≥30 years with and without periodontitis.



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