Why BP patients may need a trip to the dentist

Gum disease affects hypertension medications, study shows

Poor oral health makes it harder for people with hypertension to manage their blood pressure, a study suggests.

Among people being treated for hypertension, those with gum disease have average blood pressure readings 2-3mmHg higher than those without.

They're also less likely to have their pressure under control with medication, an Italian study shows.