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The Link between Oral Health and Heart Health

Posted on 11/7/2022 by Dr. VanBrunt
The Link between Oral Health and Heart HealthA healthy heart starts with proper dental care. Most dentists have concluded that there is a direct link between how the nature of oral health affects the heart in general. Gum diseases affect our smiles and increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases. However, suitable dental treatments and hygiene habits are efficient in preventing the occurrence of gum diseases, thus allowing the heart to be on an excellent healthy track.

Gum Disease and Heart Health

There is a link between oral health and heart problems, such as cardiovascular conditions. If not treated early and prevented from progressing, the oral infections from the gums travel to the heart through the bloodstream leading to the development of heart conditions. Some heart conditions resulting from oral infections include Endocarditis, arterial inflammation, coronary artery diseases, and heart attacks.

Protect your Teeth and Heart

Aware that gum disease can lead to poor heart conditions, it is vital to building proper dental care that will eventually protect the heart's health. Taking the essential dental care to treat dental anomalies can help reduce the risk of suffering from heart problems.

Proper Dental Care Practices

Regular brushing keeps the teeth and gums free of infections and microorganisms that can travel to the heart and cause severe conditions. Brushing helps remove plaque and food particles from the teeth and gums responsible for tooth decay and gum diseases.

Flossing is another beneficial dental practice in preventing gum disease. Dentists recommend using fluoride-based flossing products. Additionally, you can use an antiseptic mouthwash to rinse the mouth after brushing and flossing to remove the unseen particles within the mouth: this lowers the risk of gum diseases and hence keeps your heart in check.

Visit our clinics for dental checkups and cleaning to identify any oral issues. Schedule a visit with us to experience excellent oral health.

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