Gum and heart disease not linked

Contrary to popular belief, there is no proof that gum disease causes heart disease or stroke, cardiologists say.

A major review by the American Heart Association concluded that while periodontal disease often went hand-in-hand with cardiovascular disease, there was no convincing evidence of causation.

Nor was there any proof that treating gum disease could prevent CVD or stroke, despite years of speculation that it might, the