There is a connection between the heart and the mouth that many people are unaware of.
There has been a lot of research investigating this connection and it has shown that people with gum disease (periodontal disease) are more likely to have heart disease.
The American Academy of General Dentistry published a report showing that people with chronic gum disease are at a higher risk of a heart attack.
We need to consider the mouth to be the entrance to our general health. As such it really does hold a lot of clues into overall health. In addition to heart disease, the oral cavity provides warning signs for other medical conditions. It is important to see your dentist regularly so they can properly inspect your mouth in order to help keep you healthy. (more…)