Oral health and heart disease are connected by the spread of bacteria from your mouth to other parts of your body through the bloodstream.
According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular conditions such as Atherosclerosis ( clogged arteries ) and stroke have been linked to inflammation caused by oral bacteria.
Who is at risk?
Patients with chronic gum conditions such as gingivitis or advanced periodontal disease have the highest risk of heart disease caused by poor oral health, particularly if it remains undiagnosed and unmanaged.
Our friendly dentists here at Monash Dental Group will assess your teeth and gums and make recommendations for achieving and maintaining optimum oral health.