At our office, our Dentist in East Cobb and team not only care about your dental health but we also care about your overall wellness. Your oral and heart heart health play key roles in your overall wellness. Many patients do not realize that there is a close connection between the heart and mouth.
Extensive research from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claims that heart disease is the number one life threatening disease. Gum and heart disease are both inflammatory diseases. This may explain why heart disease and gum disease can occur at the same time.
The cause of periodontal disease (gum) is from a build up of plaque, which inflames your gum tissue. The mouth is a direct passageway to your body’s bloodstream. The build up of plaque creates pockets of harmful bacteria that settles into your gums and can eventually settle into your bloodstream. The same bacterium that is associated with gum disease has been discovered in heart arteries. Gum disease is powerful enough to attack and thicken the carotid arteries of the heart. When you are treated for gum disease with your dentist in East Cobb Georgia, it not only reduces inflammation in your gums but also reduces inflammation throughout your enitre body to lower risk of heart complications.
With your East Cobb dentist, the best care is preventive care. You decrease your risk of a heart attack or stroke, when you seek preventive treatment for oral disease. Avoiding periodontal disease benefits you and your overall health. Prevent periodontal disease by following these oral hygiene habits:
• Brush your teeth twice daily
• Floss daily
• Rinse with an anti-bacterial mouthwash
• Schedule routine check ups