Did you know that your oral health can impact your heart health? Multiple studies have shown a connection between the two and highlight the fact that good oral hygiene habits can help improve heart health.
How? When a diligent oral health routine is not employed, a patient is more likely to develop gum disease, an inflammation of the gums that can lead to eventual tooth loss and an increased risk of heart disease.
This is because the bacteria that cause gum disease have more opportunities to enter the bloodstream and travel to the heart, where they can attach to damaged areas, causing inflammation. Cardiovascular conditions such as stroke and atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) have been linked to inflammation caused by oral bacteria.
The bottom line: Prioritizing your oral health is vital. Ensure that you’re brushing twice and flossing once daily and that you visit us for regular cleanings and checkups. These simple steps can do much to benefit your overall well-being! 778 294 1514