Schaumburg Dentist: Does Your Oral Health Put Your Heart at Risk?
Dentist Schaumburg, IL
Our Schaumburg dentist and professional team not are only compassionate about your dental health but we also care about your overall wellness. The health of your heart and mouth plays a key role in your total wellness. Many patients do not realize that there is a close connection between the heart and mouth. Your mouth is a direct passageway to your bloodstream.
Research from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claims that heart disease is the number one life threatening disease. Heart and gum disease are both inflammatory diseases. For this reason, heart and gum disease can occur in the body at the same time.
Periodontal disease (gum) forms a build up of plaque that causes inflammation of gum tissue. The build up of plaque creates pockets of toxic bacteria which settles into your gums and eventually into your bloodstream. The same bacterium that is associated with gum disease has been discovered in heart arteries. Gum disease is powerful enough to thicken and attack the carotid arteries in the heart. When you are treated for gum disease by your dentist in Schaumburg lL, it reduces inflammation to your gums and also reduces inflammation throughout your enitre body to lower risk of heart complications.
With your dentist in Schaumburg, the greatest care is preventive care.
You decrease your risk of a heart attack or stroke, when you receive preventive treatment for oral diseases. Avoiding periodontal disease will benefit you and your overall health. Prevent periodontal disease by following these good oral hygiene habits:
• Brushing twice daily
• Floss daily
• Rinse with an anti-bacterial mouthwash
• Schedule routine check ups
Schedule dental appointments twice a year for a comprehensive cleaning and exam.