“Brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, cleaning in between your teeth once a day using interdental brushes and maintaining regular visits to the dentist are the best way to avoid problems like gum disease.
“In the grand scheme of things, it takes a relatively small amount of time each day to keep our teeth and gums clean but it can lead to a lifetime of health and wellbeing benefits.”
Carter’s comments came after scientists claimed gum disease and tooth loss was linked to high blood pressure in more than 35,000 post-menopausal women.
You could also be at risk of gum disease - and therefore high blood pressure - if your gums are a bright shade of red, added mouthwash manufacturer Listerine.
Puffy gums, or seeing blood while brushing your teeth, could also be warning signs of the condition.
Source : https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/1058996/high-blood-pressure-symptoms-signs-hypertension-bad-taste-mouth-gum-disease