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Posted on: January 15, 2016
The Heart and Gum Health Connection
Manassas VA Dentist on Deflating Inflammation
For years, doctors like your cosmetic dentist in Manassas VA have been telling patients to always brush twice and floss their teeth daily. Not only does a daily oral health regimen like this help in preventing oral health detriments such as plaque and tartar, but it can also prevent some greater whole-body-health issues as well. What types of issues could link the status of your mouth to the rest of the body, though? How about a connection to heart disease and health. That’s right. Researchers have correlated the link between the bacteria commonly found in gum disease with those found in not only patients with heart disease but those also suffering from kidney or lung problems, diabetes and more.
Review some more information on how inflammation of the gums can also lead to an inflammation of the valves of the heart- spelling big troubles for you, by clicking here. To find out more on this topic, schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist in Manassas VA today by calling (703) 330-5578.