A recent study carried out by researchers from the University of Buenos Aires (uba) in Argentina, proposes a relationship between periodontal disease and coronary risk. Periodontal disease affects the gums and the support structure of the teeth and is caused by poor oral hygiene. Even estimates that the coronary risk in people with periodontal disease is greater than that of a smoker, and only minor than a person with high cholesterol. The information was released by the Argentine daily La Nacion and points out that according to the literature, major coronary risk factors diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, stress and tobacco use, explained Dr. Osvaldo Costa, holder of the Chair of Periodontics at the uba. Our study supports the theory that periodontal disease is a significant risk factor for coronary heart disease. Necessary to study in more depth, because it is serious. One has the idea that periodontal disease is a problem of old age, and not really so says Costa-appears in advanced ages, but begins between the ages of 20 and 25. To avoid complications consult your dentist at least once a year for a complete overhaul.