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June 12, 2018

Is Low Testosterone Causing a Dirty Mouth?

Your testosterone levels might influence your chance of getting periodontal disease, according to a study published by the National Institutes of Health. In fact, the study supports a belief that the presence of sufficient testosterone may inhibit inflammation of the gums. More studies are needed before anything can be said with certainty regarding cause and effect. Does the chicken cause the egg, or vice versa?

Meanwhile, medical professionals agree that a connection exists between gum disease and Low T. What this means to you is that if you learn that your testosterone level has plummeted, you’ll want to schedule a dental appointment to nip periodontal problems in the bud. If we can keep your gums healthy, we may ward off the problems associated with low testosterone.

 


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