Dental Health Linked to Heart Disease

September 15, 2014 by Dr. Emanuel Layliev Blog, Dental News

Dental health is not only important for your mouth but for your entire body. Taking care of your smile with regular cleanings and teeth whitening services is important to your oral health and self confidence. However, recent studies have linked heart disease with the simple act of brushing your teeth. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, those who have periodontal disease are nearly twice as likely to also have coronary artery disease. The findings show that oral bacteria is likely to harm blood vessels and cause blood clots due to the release of toxins into the blood stream. While there is no scientific data to make these findings fact, there have been consistent results showing there is an association between gum disease and heart disease.

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