Keeping up with your dental care this New Year is a resolution worth making.
Do you brush your teeth twice a day? You still may be prone to the dangerous bacteria developing inside your mouth. Not only does oral bacterium lead to periodontitis but it can also source major health issues such as heart disease and dementia.
Oral bacteria fill your blood stream and attack the heart’s blood vessels, leading to inflammation and heart disease.
Oral bacteria can also spread to the brain concluded by cranial nerves that are linked to the bloodstream eventually promoting dementia.
Bacterial buildup, tooth decay, and periodontal disease happen unobtrusively and slowly.
Make Dental Care a Priority. You owe it to your heart – and your memory will thank you later in life.
1. Brush and Floss Your Teeth
2. Visit Your Dentist Every 6 Months
To learn more about heart disease and dental hygiene, find a dentists near you.
The information on this site is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment from a licensed medical practitioner. If you are experiencing a serious medical condition call your local emergency services or your doctor.