With some 23.5 million Americans living with an autoimmune disease, the associated inflammation they cause is affecting our oral health.
When the body senses danger from a virus or infection, the immune system kicks into gear and attacks it. This is called an immune response. Sometimes, healthy cells and tissues get caught up in this response, resulting in autoimmune disease. Inflammation – or the inflammatory response – is a common thread among autoimmune diseases.
Among the most common autoimmune diseases are Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Type 1 Diabetes, Crohn’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Lupus….