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The Relationship Between Oral and Cardiovascular Health

Posted on 6/5/2023 by Evan
The Relationship Between Oral and Cardiovascular HealthYou can preserve your heart health by caring for your teeth and gums. Periodontal disease has been linked to cardiovascular disease by researchers. In recent years, research has found a correlation between poor oral hygiene and an increased risk of heart disease. Tooth decay and periodontal disease can develop if you do not brush and floss regularly because germs and plaque accumulate in your mouth.

Additionally, these microorganisms can enter your bloodstream and contribute to an increase in inflammation throughout your body. Poor dental hygiene exacerbates the blood arteries and the heart valves' weakening, which increases your risk of bacterial infection.

Oral Hygiene Signs and Symptoms

Poor oral hygiene can manifest in a variety of ways. If you notice any of the following symptoms, please contact your dentist immediately: Inflammation of the mouth, gums that are bleeding or swollen, irritated gums, breath that smells terrible, and decaying teeth.

Preventing Steps

Preventing oral health issues before they arise is critical after discussing the link between poor oral hygiene and other health issues. Fortunately, many options are available for lowering your risk of gum and cardiovascular disease.

Regular dental exams and good oral hygiene practices can reduce swelling in the mouth. Brush twice a day for two minutes, floss once daily, and use mouthwash regularly to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Smoking cessation is essential, as is a diet rich in fresh produce, lean protein, and regular exercise.

Make an appointment with us immediately if you see any indicators of poor dental hygiene. We will give you tips on maintaining good oral health and offer the most appropriate treatment options based on the specifics of your case. It is best to consult with your doctor if you are concerned about heart disease prevention.

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