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10Feb, 2016

Connection Between Your Mouth And Your Heart

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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 […]
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3Feb, 2016

Relationship Between Heart Health and Dental Health

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Since February is both National Heart Health Month and National Dental Health Month, we want to highlight the connection between heart health and dental health. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. Interestingly, current research shows that periodontal bacteria invade the cardiovascular system to incite inflammation and atherosclerosis. “While the American Heart Association does not yet call the relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease causal, the impact these pathogens exert on systemic inflammation and atherosclerosis is undeniable. Just last week, a study found both […]
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13Jan, 2016

Oral Health Is Systemic

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Even decades ago, many dentists noted that their older patients who had extremely healthy and younger look gums were also in great physical health for their age. Now we know, based on research and not just anecdotal evidence, that oral health is systemic. This means that a person’s oral health is reflective of their overall health. The research shows there is a strong correlation between periodontal disease and other health issues, such as diabetes, pre-term births, low birth weights, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease. Periodontal disease is generally […]
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