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Connection Between Your Mouth And Your Heart

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Connection Between Your Mouth And Your Heart oral health oral care mouth heart dental health dental care Did you know that February is both National Dental Health Month and National Heart Health Month? At our office, we understand how important the relationship between dental health and total body health is. There is a significant connection between your dental health and your heart health.

Heart Disease:

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer in the United States.  Knowing the risk factors and possible systemic links between your oral health and heart disease is the first step in prevention.

It is important for you to talk to me about the health status of your teeth and gums, and come in for your scheduled appointments, because current research shows cardiovascular disease and periodontal disease have many common risk factors. Eliminating dental plaque could potentially be an important step in preventing periodontitis and coronary artery disease. So at our office we can help save both your teeth and your heart by looking for any risk factors you may have. 

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