Healthy Gums Keep Joints Moving

Maintaining a healthy mouth has many health benefits, and researchers at Case Western Reserve University of Dental Medicine and the University of Cleveland have found one more – improved joint health.  In a May 2009 study, the researchers found that individuals who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, experienced reduced arthritic pain, a decreased number of swollen joints, and a lessened degree of morning stiffness after they received treatment for, and were subsequently cured of, their gum disease.  These findings strengthen the link between oral health and overall systemic health.