HEART AND DENTAL HEALTH ! BRIAN SNYDER DENTIST TALK !
How Does dental health affect your heart?
Gum Disease can affect your health and over time, it may increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.
How ? DR. Snyder adds” Bacteria that cause periodontal disease can release toxins into or travel through the bloodstream and help fatty plaques in the arteries.
What is the Connection between heart and mouth?
Since our mouth is connected to the rest of our body, infections that start there, don’t stay there. In other words the estate of our dental health can contribute to the health of our overall health including our heart.
Dr. Snyder as a General Dentist recommends to have dental check ups every 6 months if there is not gum disease. However if gum disease is present Dr. Snyder recommends more frequent check ups.
Preventing heart disease is a commitment to your overall health, and that includes your oral health as well. According to the American Heart Association , heart disease is consider the number one killer in the United States.
Up to 91% of patients with heart disease have gum disease, this condition often goes undiagnosed but it affects roughly 80% of all Americans.
Gum Disease and Heart Disease
This is caused by poor oral care. Dr. Snyder adds” one symptom is when your gums are red or swollen. They may also frequently bleed when you brush your teeth.
Dr. Snyder adds” Having a healthy smile can lead to a healthy heart and if you are concerned about your heart health, you may want to take a hard look at your oral health as well. You’ll be glad you did.