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What Is The Connection Between Heart Disease And Your Dental Health?

Posted on 11/8/2021 by Dr. Christianne Lee
What Is The Connection Between Heart Disease And Your Dental Health?Among the best ways of preventing heart disease is by observing great oral health. Poor dental hygiene in one way or the other increases the risk of you getting heart disease. Treatment of those ailing from gum disease has not reduced the risk of people getting heart disease. However, it can have a direct association with increasing the risk of developing heart problems.

Gum Disease And Heart Disease

Having poor oral health increase the probability of having a bacterial infection in your bloodstream. This infection may affect your heart valves, especially those who have artificial heart valves. There is also a connection between tooth loss and coronary artery disease. The multiplication of harmful bacteria in your mouth offers these components the chance to enter your bloodstream as you or brush your teeth. They later settle down and invade your heart affecting the heart valves causing heart problems.

There are warning signs that can assist you to treat gum disease, especially, if it is in its early stages. The symptoms include swollen red and sore gums. Also, the gums may bleed when you brush your teeth or floss. Another sign is your gums may look like they are detaching from your teeth. If you have bad breath or notice you have a bad taste in your mouth work on treating these early signs of gum disease.

Prevention Measures Against Gum Diseases

You should floss daily and brush your teeth regularly at least two times a day. These are key ways of making sure you are having good oral health. Most importantly ensure you brush your teeth with a soft brush that can reach every tooth surface while using an approved toothpaste that has fluoride. If you want to gain more information about heart disease prevention and its connection to oral health, contact our offices immediately!

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