You may be wondering what your heart has to do with your oral health? The two are different and not necessarily close to one another in the body. The idea is that your oral health is important to your overall health. Many people are living with undiagnosed periodontal or gum disease. Often people think their teeth feel fine and ignore going to see their dentist. However, a dental visit can help your overall health too!
Studies have shown the connection between your oral health and heart disease are linked to the spread of bacteria. The bacteria can travel through your bloodstream and attach themselves to a damaged area of the body, resulting in inflammation. A result can show up as endocarditis (an infection of the inner lining of your heart) or other cardiovascular problems such as atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) and stroke which have been connected to inflammation from oral bacteria.
Typically patients who have gum disease may have a higher risk of heart disease, especially if remains untreated. The best way to protect yourself from gum disease is to keep up with good oral hygiene. Contact us for your professional dental cleaning in Woodbridge at Dentistry For You!
– Dentistry For You Woodbridge Team