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Gum Disease and Heart Health

Posted on 5/23/2022 by Lanier Valley Dentistry
Generally speaking, poor dental care can lead to gum disease due to inflammation. When gum disease is not taken care of on a daily basis, it can develop as a result of damage caused by bacteria. There are two types of gum disease: gingivitis, which causes red, swollen gums, and periodontal disease, which causes the gums and bones around the teeth to become infected with bacteria. Plaque, a sticky residue on your teeth that holds bacteria in place, causes cavities and gum disease. Bacteria enter the bloodstream when you have periodontal disease, which in turn negatively impacts your heart health. Having a heart condition, or having experienced a heart attack, increases your risk. You can prevent heart disease by following the tips below. Eat Healthy Choosing nutritious meals aids in weight control and provides your body with the nutritional balance it requires to perform efficiently. While reducing sugar, choose a range of colors in your vegetables, fruits, complex carbs, and lean proteins. Exercise Maintaining a healthy weight requires both good eating choices and frequent exercise. Aerobic exercise strengthens your heart and lungs, whereas weight bearing exercises strengthen your muscles and bones. A nice balance of both is preferable. Stop Smoking People who smoke are more likely to get heart disease as well as a range of other ailments. There has never been a better moment to quit smoking than now. The advantages of quitting begin nearly immediately, and every day you go without smoking enhances your health. Healthy Oral Health Routine Maintain your good oral health by brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, flossing and using mouthwash on a regular basis, and eating sugar-free gum after meals when you can't brush your teeth. See Your Dentist You should see your dentist at least twice a year as part of your continuing health team for routine dental check-ups. Make sure he or she is aware of any drugs you are taking or any cardiac issues you may have....
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