Oral Health and Your Heart

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By Timberlake Dental curated from HealthHub.com

– Image Courtesy of  Flickr – Neal Fowler

Gum disease and heart problems — there has been a long-standing belief that there is a link between these two health issues. Researchers speculate that bacteria in the mouth, which cause gum disease, move into the bloodstream and cause inflammation of the blood vessels. This, in turn, may contribute to heart disease and stroke. Alternatively, some heart medications can alter your taste, cause dry mouth or lead to gum overgrowth.”

See full article on HealthHub.com


As stated in the article, your oral and heart health may have an impact on each other. Making sure that you eat right, stay active, and always remembering brushing and flossing your teeth will keep you from being susceptible to many types of gum diseases and heart problems