In particular, there is a strong association between gum disease and heart disease. Scientists don’t fully understand the connection yet, or even if regular brushing and flossing decreases the risk. But their research is ongoing.
But a healthy mouth can help you maintain a healthy body. Oral bacteria and inflammation may be associated with a host of health issues, from heart disease and endocarditis, to premature birth and low birth weights. Oral bacteria can spread from the mouth into the blood and cause serious, even life-threatening infection of the heart valves.
We aren’t trying to scare anyone; we just want to stress the growing awareness of the dental health/overall health link. These are serious issues, and good reasons to brush and floss daily (twice a day is better). They’re also good reasons to see us at Arbor Lakes Dental every six months for a cleaning and checkup. We provide family and cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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