Want to save yourself from a heart attack?
serious about your dental health.
For years, scientists have said that each part of the body is connected to others. They’ve also said that proper treatment of some of the most unnoticed body parts can have HUGE benefits on the most invaluable ones. The same is true for teeth.
There is a scientific link between poor dental health and heart disease that can lead to heart attacks.
It sounds like a stretch, but it’s really not – and here’s why.
The mouth has almost 700 different types of bacteria living in it. Some bacteria are the harmful kind. But, there are harmless bacteria as well. The good bacteria help in breaking down food particles. Every time you eat, drink or even open your mouth, the numbers of bacteria in your mouth increase. Through regular brushing and proper dental care, the bacteria are kept under control.
However, improper dental care can result in gum infections, gingivitis and similar oral diseases. This causes the bad bacteria to take over and even enter the blood stream. Streptococcus gordonii and Streptococcus sanguinis are some of the bacteria causing oral infections. Such bacteria have been identified to be factors resulting in heart disease and heart attacks.
Regular brushing, especially after meals, will keep mouth disease – and the potential for heart disease – at bay. And, so will regular dental visits to our office.
Who knew that a $3 toothbrush can help save you from a heart attack?
Well, now you know.