Healthy Gums, Healthy Heart! Healthy gum

Healthy Gums, Healthy Heart!

Healthy gums not only preserve teeth, they also contribute to the health of the heart. Research shows that if germ-laden plaque is allowed to accumulate on teeth, these bacteria can make their way into the blood stream. At this point, certain germs have been linked to fat build-up in the walls of arteries that causes them to clog. This link between the health of the gums and the heart should not be taken lightly by U.S. adults, 80 percent of whom are estimated to have some degree of periodontal disease. The fact is that adhering to regular visits to the dental office, which include professional cleaning by the hygienist and examination by the dentist, could save your life.

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