Just another reason why preventive dental care is important. Seeing a dentist regularly and taking care of your dental and oral hygiene is always important, but here is another reason that may make you want to go see your dentist.
In a recent study it has been revealed erectile dysfunction can be linked to gum disease. The research1, carried out on 70 male subjects, showed a correlation between gum disease and the ability to achieve an erection. The data indicates that as the severity of erectile dysfunction increased, so did the prevalence of chronic periodontitis (gum disease). Overall, more than four out of five men (81.8 per cent) with severe erectile dysfunction had gum disease. In comparison, in cases of mild erectile dysfunction, the incidence of gum disease was less than two in five men.