Heart Disease and Oral Health
Did You Know Your Heart Health Is Tied To Your Oral Health?
There are more bacteria in your mouth right now than there are people on Earth! If those germs settle into your gums, you've got gum disease.
The biggest culprit is periodontitis which is the erosion of tissue and bone that support your teeth. Think: chronic bleeding gums. Bleeding gums release bacteria into the bloodstream through chewing and brushing. (These same bacteria that cause periodontitis have been found in the atherosclerotic plaque in arteries in the heart and elsewhere and can lead to a heart attack!)
For many years, the relationship between oral health and disease was suspected but not proven. Today, many studies exist that directly relate your oral health to your systemic health and heart disease is at the top of the list.
What Should You Do Now?
You should attend our next webinar, Heart Disease and Oral Health on Thursday, February 7th at 8:00 pm CST, where you will learn to identify the symptoms of gum disease and review the most recent scientific studies that tie oral health to heart disease.