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.
– 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.”