There are numerous studies that have linked gum disease with an increased risk of heart disease. According to the American Heart Association studies, there is a strong relationship linking gum disease and heart disease. Gum disease and heart disease share many common risk factors.
Here at Dr. Lori Lemire Family Dentistry, your Coos Bay dentists of choice, we educate our patients about some of these common risks such as smoking and diabetes. These risk factors can explain why often disease in the blood vessels occurs at the same time there is disease in the mouth.
Oral bacterial infections could enter the bloodstream and contribute to the development of heart disease. There are some bacteria are that present in the mouth, that may be related to clogging up the arteries which can also contribute to plaque on the arteries.
Researchers at the University of Connecticut Health Center released a statement according to which treatment of gum disease or periodontal disease can improve in the long term the function of endothelial cells which form up a surface of blood vessels and lymphatic vessels.
This finding means that tartar and plaque-free oral environment stimulates performance of endothelial cells and reduces the risk of heart attack. Taking care of your teeth by brushing and flossing daily is important. It not only helps maintain a healthy smile but as research shows, it could prevent heart disease.
80% of American adults have some form of periodontal disease, with up to 1% attributed to severe cases of periodontitis disease.
The swelling and bleeding of the gums are the most common symptoms to watch out for. If you think you may have gum disease visit us today.
After all the research it really stressed the importance of regular brushing, flossing and trips to the dentist office.
Great oral hygiene is important for your overall health; it is more than just a pretty smile. Having healthy teeth and gums can help you have a healthy body.