Oral Health and Heart Disease

Oral Health and Heart Disease

Oral Health and Heart Disease

As the American Heart Association celebrates 100 years of American Heart Month, we want to bring attention to your heart, through your teeth! As research advances, we see a connection between oral health and heart disease. A study done in 2018 found a correlation between those who experienced cardiovascular events, and those experienced tooth loss due to poor oral health. Let’s take a deeper look into how exactly oral health can increase the chances of heart disease.

Oral health problem areas

When looking at the most problematic oral health issues, there are three that stand out with heart disease; gingivitis, periodontal disease, and tooth decay.

Gingivitis is a common form of gum disease after plaque buildup.

Periodontal disease
Periodontal disease is a more severe gum infection that affects the surrounding gums and bones.

Tooth Decay
Tooth decay, also known as a cavity, occurs when bacteria in your mouth produce acid that attacks and damages the enamel.

Oral Health and your heart

According to Cleavland Clinical, the three most popular disorders that can be associated with poor oral health are stroke, clogged arteries, and coronary artery disease.

A stroke is when when blood supply is blocked to the brain.

Clogged arteries
A clogged artery is the result of fat and other substances building up inside the arteries.

Coronary artery disease
Coronary artery disease is when the arteries are unable to properly supply enough blood, oxygen, and nutrients to the heart.

Your overall health

While it’s important to note the correlation between heart problems and poor oral care, we can’t say that one causes the other. The best thing you can do is take care of your body. As more research is done, we see that the body should be treated as a whole, not individually. The care that you put into one aspect of your body, can affect your overall health. Stay on top of regular visits with your general doctor, and your dentist.

The Symptoms of Gum Disease

The Symptoms of Gum Disease

Many people go throughout their lives without even knowing they are experiencing symptoms of gum disease. This is harmful, because by the time a patient notices a symptom, it is already at an advanced stage. Learn here about the warning signs to look out for: (more…)

5 Common Misconceptions About Gum Disease

5 Common Misconceptions About Gum Disease

Few dental health problems are as misunderstood as periodontal disease. People tend to wildly underestimate how damaging it can be to their health or they fail to understand what causes it and how vulnerable they are to getting it. Gum disease can seriously compromise your health and ruin the integrity of your gums and teeth.

At Dental Specialty Associates, we’ve seen what can happen when people don’t take gum disease seriously. It’s essential that you keep your teeth and gums clean before gum disease can set in. The effects it can have on you are long-lasting and very costly to repair. Here are five of the most common misconceptions about periodontal disease. Get informed about this crucial topic and if you’ve noticed any of these warning signs about your teeth and gums, call us to schedule an appointment as soon as you can. (more…)

3 Types of Gum Disease Treatment

3 Types of Gum Disease Treatment

It’s September and do you know what that means? It’s National Gum Care Month so it’s a great time to learn more about periodontal disease and gum disease treatment. First, it’s important to keep in mind that gum disease is easily preventable with regular brushing, flossing and check-ups with a dental professional. However, if you’ve recently been diagnosed, it may be helpful to get a better understanding of your options.

The Ultimate Guide to Preventing Gum Disease

The Ultimate Guide to Preventing Gum Disease

In the United States, September is National Gum Care Month, which means it’s the perfect opportunity to discuss some of the finer points of preventing gum disease. Periodontal disease is difficult to detect without the help of a professional, but if left untended, it can cause serious oral health problems. To eliminate the need for future periodontal treatments, look over this guide to perfect oral hygiene.

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