The Heart And Teeth Connection

Dental experts believe that there exists a very strong connection between the status of your oral health and the wellbeing of your heart.

Therefore, when you make an extra effort to keep your flossing and rinsing habits consistent enough. You are not only keeping your teeth and gums clean and in pristine condition, you are also doing your heart a big favor.

A consistently growing body of studies further explores the many connections between mouth health and heart health. It is out of these statistically noticeable studies that we now know that people who develop either the milder gingivitis or the more chronic periodontitis are in fact at a higher risk of contracting heart disease than those who have perfectly healthy gums.

One study that involved 320 adults report that most of those who are diagnosed with heart disease have previously been afflicted with gum disease, bleeding gums, and tooth loss.

Gum Disease And Heart Attack

Associate Professor Peter M. Spalding, DDS of the Department of Growth and Development at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry remarks that “There is a very logical reason why the two (conditions) are connected.”

There are naturally existing mouth bacteria that if not properly removed through regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing create an oral environment that is extremely vulnerable to gum disease. As gum disease is usually symptomatic of periodontal bleeding, these bacteria often make their way into the bloodstream, resulting to blood vessel inflammation in the process.

With an already increased blood vessel inflammation, harmful mouth-dwelling bacteria results to further cloth-formation and plaque build-up that, in effect, compromises the blood flow from and to the heart.

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While a far more definitive conclusion about the connection between oral and heart healt still requires a series long-term comprehensive clinical trials, it is clear enough that practicing good dental habits benefit your general health and wellbeing.

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