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Recently I read a startling statistic: about half of Americans age 30 and older have gum disease. Considering that gum health plays an important role in your overall health, that’s kind of a scary number. Gum disease has been associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes, as well as having a low-weight baby or premature birth. And if you already have any of those conditions, it can make it harder to control the disease.
With Ashley being Type 1 the word diabetes always grabs my attention when I’m reading. And now that Sam & Abby (as well as two other cousins that recently announced) are pregnant, anything pregnancy-related tends to catch my eye, too, so this is something that really stood out to me.