The Heart and Mouth Connection
What a Match for Valentine’s Month!
Be good to your heart beginning with good oral health.
There is a definite link between your Oral Health and your Overall Health.
Dental health & heart disease are intricately linked. The strong correlation between the oral condition and heart disease stems from possible bacteria from the oral cavity spreading throughout the body worsening other inflammatory conditions, like the heart. Gum or periodontal disease is the problem. Periodontal disease is the painless infection of bacteria and plaque that forms on your teeth and gums. This can lead to inflammation and tartar build-up that can lead to tissue damage. Treating gum disease can go a long way in lessening the impact on coronary artery disease. Patients who are treated for gum disease and visit their dentist regularly have far fewer medical costs and overall hearth issues.
Dr. Green can often times detect issues that could lead to more serious problems through regular dental visits. For periodontal prevention, make a hygiene appointment. Call 973-228-0252. Your heart and your teeth will appreciate it!