Heart Disease and Oral Health
Did You Know Your Heart Health Is Tied To Your Oral Health?
There are more bacteria in your mouth right now than there are people on Earth! If those germs settle into your gums, you've got gum disease.
The biggest culprit is periodontitis which is the erosion of tissue and bone that support your teeth. Think: chronic bleeding gums. Bleeding gums release bacteria into the bloodstream through chewing and brushing. (These same bacteria that cause periodontitis have been found in the atherosclerotic plaque in arteries in the heart and elsewhere and can lead to a heart attack!)
For many years, the relationship between oral health and disease was suspected but not proven. Today, many studies exist that directly relate your oral health to your systemic health and heart disease is at the top of the list.
What Should You Do Now?
You should attend our next webinar, Heart Disease and Oral Health on Thursday, February 7th at 8:00 pm CST, where you will learn to identify the symptoms of gum disease and review the most recent scientific studies that tie oral health to heart disease.
Oral health and heart disease are connected by the spread of bacteria – and other germs – from your mouth to other parts of your body through the bloodstream. When these bacteria reach the heart, they can attach themselves to any damaged area and cause inflammation which can ultimately result in illnesses such as endocarditis which is an infection of the inner lining of the heart. During our time together, we will discuss ways to prevent Heart Disease by making the right decisions regarding Oral Health.
Other cardiovascular conditions such as atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) and stroke have also been linked to inflammation caused by oral bacteria, according to the American Heart Association.
Our office exists to share the truth so that you can make choices today that will benefit you for many years to come. Your mouth is the conduit of all health and if your goal is to prevent the onset of disease, then let us educate you so that you are armed with the ability to make decisions that will change your life.
Feel free to bring your family and friend - we promise to deliver!
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We Can’t Wait To Share The Truth On Thursday, February 7th At 8:00 pm CST!