Gum Disease Can Cause Heart Disease

Most of us tend to tell a little lie when the dentist asks us how many times a week we floss, but the truth is that flossing does more than just keep our gums healthy! Research suggests that oral bacteria can enter our bloodstream and affect our hearts by attaching to fatty plaques in the coronary arteries, which can cause clots. Other research has shown that people who are affected with periodontal disease are twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease, heart attacks, and stroke.[1]

Keep some floss with you during the day! Regular flossing, as well as regular dentist appointments, will keep not only your gums healthy, but your heart as well!

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Dr. Kim

Photo | Photo Shoot For Ad – Leslie – 3/10/07 | by Rob Boudon | Used under a Creative Commons Attribution License


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