As researchers continue to study the link between dental hygiene and cardiovascular disease, it becomes more apparent how important it is to regularly brush your teeth.
Studies show that adults who suffer from periodontal disease or gingivitis are at a higher risk of heart disease, whereas those who practice regular tooth brushing, have frequent dental visits and undergo preventive dental treatments are much less likely to encounter such health issues in life.
When you neglect your gums and teeth, the germs and bacteria that collect can spread to other parts of your body through the bloodstream and cause disease or infection. Though you may think of dental issues as problems isolated to one part of the body, current research emphasizes the connectedness of your overall health, and how one issue can affect the other.
Luckily, there are proactive measures you can take to improve both your smile and your health. Brushing, flossing and regularly seeing your dentist can give you the long-term benefits you need to reduce your risk of heart disease.
Taking care of your teeth and gums is a preventative step you can make to live a healthier life, and Progressive Dental is here to help. If you have concerns about your dental health or want to come in for a visit, email office@progressivedentalNY.com or give us a call at 607-754-2273. Read more on the link between dental hygiene and heart disease here.