Chrisman & Wyse

Dental Care and Heart Health

Sep 15, 2015 @ 10:00 AM — by Dr. David Wyse
Tagged with: General Dentistry Tooth Decay Restorative Dentistry

Maintaining good oral health is key to maintaining good overall health, especially heart health. This is largely due to the link between severe gum disease and heart-related health problems. Fortunately, general dentistry treatments can help get your oral health back on track. Learn more about the link between dental care and heart health in this overview from Bloomington dentists Jay W. Chrisman and David D. Wyse.

The Importance of Dental Care on Heart Health

Maintaining a healthy heart requires a healthy lifestyle, which includes proper diet and exercise, as well as a good oral hygiene routine. Poor oral hygiene increases the risk of gum disease, a bacterial infection of the gums. Studies show a link between severe gum disease and hearth health issues, which may be caused by oral infections traveling to the heart via the bloodstream. Practicing proper dental care helps reduce the risk of gum disease, and in turn can reduce the risk of heart-related issues such as:

Dental Care Tips for a Happy Smile and Healthy Heart

Maintaining a healthy heart requires practicing a healthy lifestyle, but practicing proper dental care can also help reduce this risk of heart health problems linked to severe gum disease. Follow these dental care tips to keep your smile and heart healthy:

Schedule a Consultation

It's never too late to get your oral health back on track. Schedule a consultation with Drs. Chrisman and Wyse today.