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A Link between Gum Disease and Heart Disease

Saturday, May. 21st 2011 7:21 AM

Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease? Studies done  indicates that chronic gum disease may contribute to the development of heart disease, the nation’s leading cause of death in both men and women.

One reason to this link is that oral bacteria from gum disease can affect the heart when they enter the blood stream, attaching to fatty plaques in the coronary arteries  and contributing to clot formation. Blood clots can obstruct normal blood flow, restricting the amount of nutrients and oxygen required for the heart to function properly.  Which may lead to heart attacks.  If you have gum disease make sure you are seeing your dentist as advise for best care and over all health.

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One Comment on “A Link between Gum Disease and Heart Disease”

  1. Troy Hilbert Says:

    To me this is just another good reason why taking care of your dental health is very important. I see many people that put off their dental care needs due to money reasons or just feeling that other issues are more important to address.

    Dental care is just as important and will effect your over all health if you do not take proper care of your dental health.

    Money for some may always be an issue but there are many good way of lower your cost for dental care. One main way is by having dental insurance for you and your family before waiting until someone has a hurt tooth. The cost of having dental insurance in place is much less then the cost of deferred dental care treatment.

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