The unexpected illness suffered by Alex Rodríguez, former Yankees player

Alex Rodriguez He shone in the Major Leagues with the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees. The infielder won a World Series and he always played with a big smile that now he will have to take care of more.

ANDthe former baseball player revealed on CBS Mornings that, after his most recent visit to the dentist, You have periodontitis in the early stages. This disease is suffered by half of American adults over the age of 30, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“I recently went to see my dentist without thinking about periodontitis and the dentist reveals to me that at least 65 million Americans have itRodriguez said.

Rodríguez joined the health products company OraPharma to raise awareness about the disease and asked people to take care of their teeth and visit their dentist regularly.


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What is periodontitis, the disease suffered by Alex Rodríguez?

Periodontitis is an infection of the gums It damages the soft tissue around the teeth and can destroy the bone on which the teeth rest. Therefore, the teeth become loose and fall out easily.

According to the Mayo Clinic, The main symptoms of periodontitis are swollen, red, tender gums that bleed easily, bad breath that won’t go away, loose teeth, and pain when chewing.. Possible risk factors are gingivitis, smoking tobacco or marijuana, obesity, and certain diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and Crohn’s disease.

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