We know that smoking and junk food contribute to heart disease, but could oral health be associated with heart health?
The American Dental Association reports that there is an as-yet-unexplained correlation between gum disease and other serious health conditions. And the American Heart Association published a statement in April 2012 that supported a link between heart disease and gum disease. While the connection is not completely clear, it is assumed that there is indeed an association between the health of your teeth and gums and the health of your heart.
Practice good oral hygiene by:
- Brushing twice a day
- Flossing once a day
- Replacing your toothbrush every three to four months
- Getting regular checkups from your dentist
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