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Oral Health & Your Heart

Healthy Hygiene, Healthy Heart

Believe it or not, how you take care of your teeth and gums affects not only your oral health, but it impacts your cardiovascular health, too. Although scientists are not certain of the precise relationship between the heart and oral hygiene, studies consistently demonstrate a link.

It's possible that a mouth filled with bacteria and their toxins allows a continuous stream of poisons to enter the system. If the bacteria reach your arteries, they may cause the same kind of irritation and inflammation they caused in your gums and mouth. Arterial wall inflammations and irritations typically result in a buildup of protective plaque, which in turn can harden, thus blocking blood flow. Without sufficient blood flow, your heart can easily have a myocardial infarction, also known as a heart attack. Furthermore, loosened arterial plaque can travel through the bloodstream, reach your brain, and cause a stroke.

Prevention & Detection

A healthy mouth and gums are your best defense, so keep a regimen of daily brushing and flossing and regular dental visits twice a year. Remember, gum disease and oral cancer are silent but serious problems that usually cause no pain and typically go unnoticed without professional exams.

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Enjoy a lifetime of beautiful smiles by trusting your oral healthcare to Dr. Eric Buck and his staff. Call Distinctive Smiles of Dublin today to arrange your personal cosmetic dentistry consultation. Located in Dublin, OH our dental office serves patients from many surrounding areas, serving Dublin, Hilliard, Powell, Plain City, Marysville, and all areas of Columbus. We look forward to meeting your dental needs with excellent care.

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