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What Mid-life Tooth Loss tells us about Heart Health

If you are middle aged and lose 2 or more teeth, it might be wise to have a heart check-up. You also need to see your dentist regularly.

Key takeaways:

– Gum disease can lead to tooth loss.

– Gum disease and inflammation can indicate cardiovascular problems.

– Gum disease is preventable.

Oral health can be improved by good hygiene, diet and regular check-ups with your dentist. Poor oral health often means poor general health.

“scientists have concluded that poor oral health indicates the presence of — rather than causes — atherosclerosis, and they therefore propose that it might serve as a risk marker of CVD.”

Read:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321302.php

 

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The Effect of Smoking On Your Dental Health

Studies have shown that smoking cigarettes has a negative impact on your dental health:

– Smoking increases the amount of plaque on teeth and the higher risk of infections and gum disease.

– Smokers also have an increased risk of losing teeth and have a lower success rate for dental implants to replace lost teeth.

– Smoking is linked to a higher risk of oral cancer (as well as lung, kidney and pancreatic cancer).

“In addition to seeing your dentist every six months for a checkup, ask your doctor or dentist about quitting.”

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/are-cigarette-smokers-more-prone-to-dental-health-issues/