Gum disease and heart health
In our clinic, all gum diseases are performed by our Periodontology (gum diseases) specialist doctors.
Heart and vascular disease affects blood vessels and the heart. This group of diseases includes high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, stroke and heart attack. Research has shown that there is a link between cardiovascular and periodontal diseases. It is important to note that this can be a sign of heart and vascular problems, such as Gingivitis and periodontitis, and therefore patients with heart and vascular disease should visit the dentist regularly and learn about it.
What is the link between gum and cardiovascular disease?
The bacteria in the gums can cause heart and vascular diseases. Studies have shown that these bacteria make thickening in the heart vessels.
What should I do to protect my gum and heart health?
Digestion begins in the mouth. An Ideal oral care requires healthy gums. This includes brushing our teeth at least 2 times a day regularly, cleaning the tooth surfaces with flossing, and going to the dentist at least once every six months. A healthy mouth, controlled diet and regular exercise prevent gum and cardiovascular diseases.
What should you inform your doctor about?
Inform your doctor if you have chronic gum disease or a systemic disease.