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The Oral Systemic Connection

What does heart disease have to do with oral health? According to research, the two are closely related. Periodontal disease (gum disease) and cardiovascular disease have many overlapping risk factors. If you are aware that you have heart disease or periodontal disease, it’s important to learn about the implications of each. Smoking, diet, and genetics are all examples of factors that contribute to both conditions. Additionally, severe gum disease is positively correlated with plaque in the coronary arteries. In other words, the plaque in our mouths can indicate that we are at increased risk for coronary artery disease (and vice versa). To prevent plaque build-up and periodontal disease, visit the dentist regularly for cleanings and exams. Dr. McClatchie can check for signs of gum disease and overall oral health: both strong indicators of heart disease.

Complete Health Dentistry Of Columbus: Barbara L. McClatchie, DDS is located at 350 W Wilson Bridge Rd #320 Worthington, OH 43085.

(614) 343-0144