Need to Know: Dental Health Affects Your Heart Health

Dental health is connected to general health. Poor dental health and gum disease can increase the risk of heart disease due to bacteria that circulates in the bloodstream, causing inflammation.

Key takeaways:

– Gum disease can be prevented or reversed by good oral hygiene and regular examination by your dentist.

– Smoking encourages bad bacteria and increases the risk of gum disease.

– If you eat a lot of sugar or acidic foods, drink water to rinse your mouth and teeth afterwards.

Brushing twice a day can help prevent gum disease and keep your heart healthy too.

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