By now, I’m fairly certain that most of the patients at my Ramsey dental office have heard about the connection between the health of your gums and the health of your heart. So what’s new? One of the most recent – also one of the largest – studies so far in this field indicates that poor oral health could be an even more important predictor of a cardiovascular episode than traditional risk factors.
What does that mean to you?
It means that it is even more important than ever to keep up with your check ups and cleanings with your dentist in Ramsey. Preventing oral infection is so much better than treating it. Once the infection starts, the health risks begin as well.
Does Gum Disease Affect More Than My Heart?
The truth is that gum disease can affect much more than your heart. Because the bacteria that causes gum disease goes from your gums directly into your bloodstream, your body will react with inflammation and this inflammation can cause huge problems in the rest of your body. For example:
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, and just a few of the many reasons we take your check-ups and cleanings so seriously.
How Can You Minimize Your Risk?
Besides maintaining regular visits to my dental office in Ramsey, there are other ways you can decrease your chance of gum disease and the overall health concerns associated with it.