The Surprising Way Gum Disease Hurts Men

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If you’re a man, new research suggests that brushing and flossing regularly could have an impact on your sex life.

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A recent study found that men in their 30s who had severe periodontal disease were more than three times as likely to suffer from erection problems than were those with healthy gums.

The study showed that 53 percent of those with erectile dysfunction — problems getting or maintaining an erection — had inflamed gums, as compared with 23 percent of those without signs of gum disease.

The potential link between dental problems and sexual performance is vascular health.