Our Cooper City dentist and compassionate team not only care about your dental health, we also care about each patient’s overall wellness. Total wellness includes the healthiness of your heart. There is a close connection between your heart and mouth. The mouth is a direct passageway to your body’s bloodstream
Recent research from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claims that heart disease is the number one life threatening illness. Gum and heart disease are inflammatory diseases. This explains why heart disease and gum disease can be present in the body at the same time.
Periodontal disease (gum) develops from a build up of plaque, which inflames sensitive gum tissue. The build up of plaque forms pockets of toxic bacteria which can settle into the gums and then into the bloodstream. Bacterium that is linked to gum disease has been found in heart arteries. Gum disease is strong enough to attack and thicken the carotid arteries of your heart. When you receive treatment for gum disease from your dentist in Cooper City FL, it not only reduces inflammation in your gums but also decreases inflammation throughout your entire body to lower the risks of heart complications.
With your Cooper City dentist, the best care is preventive care.
Taking steps to prevent an advanced oral disease may decrease your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Avoiding periodontal disease will benefit your overall health. It is vital to practice daily dental hygiene habits such as:
• Brushing your teeth twice daily
• Flossing daily
• Rinsing with an anti-bacterial mouthwash
• Scheduling routine check ups
Request a dental appointment twice a year for an exam and a professional cleaning.