Brush up your Heart Health
Posted on 22/02/22
February is all about hearts and flowers, but did you know that you can show your heart a little more love by looking after your teeth and gums?
Studies have shown that both gum disease and heart disease have similar underlying causes including age, tobacco use, genetics, stress, poor nutritition and obesity. In addition, when left untreated, built-up plaque can spread below the gumline allowing bacteria to enter the bloodstream, which could increase the risk of other systemic illnesses such as heart disease. So love your heart and your teeth and reduce the risk of gum disease by practising good oral health habits.