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Heart & Dental Health Connection

February 25, 2022 10:16 pm
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Dental care affects more than simply your teeth. It also affects your gums, tongue, jaw, throat, and overall health, even your heart!

Linking Your Oral Health to Heart Health

In general, chronic inflammation and infection in the body can contribute to unpleasant effects, such as pain, fatigue, anxiety and depression, weight fluctuations, and gastrointestinal complications. One common dental issue that is characterized by chronic inflammation and infection is gum disease. If not addressed, gum disease can cause tooth loss. Gum disease can also allow bad bacteria to infiltrate your blood vessels.

Patients with gum disease are at increased risk of heart disease. Bacteria from plaque and infected gums can spread through the bloodstream, cause inflammation, and contribute to blocked arteries. Compromised arteries means there is reduced blood flow to the heart, limbs, and your vital organs.

Warning Signs of Gum Disease

Individuals with poor oral hygiene routines and poor oral health habits are likely to develop gum disease. During your routine preventive dental visits, our team can help you identify warning signs so you can start treatment as soon as possible.

  • Swollen or Bleeding Gums
  • Bad Breath
  • Loose Teeth
  • Dental or Gum Abscess
  • Discoloration on the Teeth or Gums

Gum Disease Prevention

These are steps you can take to avoid gum disease, maintain good oral health, and contribute to good overall health and a healthy heart:

  • Brush Your Teeth Twice Daily for Two Minutes Each Time
  • Floss Every Day
  • Eat a Balanced Diet
  • Drink Plenty of Water
  • Avoid Tobacco Products
  • Visit Imperial Christina Dental Care for Routine Exams & Cleanings

Comprehensive Dental Care at Imperial Christina Dental Care

Has it been a while since your last dental visit? At Imperial Christina Dental Care, we utilize state-of-the-art technology and offer comprehensive dentistry to care for your oral health. We provide a comfortable office environment for those who may feel uneasy in the dental chair and offer kid-friendly amenities. Schedule an appointment with our friendly team to experience how quality dental care can result in a healthy smile and body!