August 21st, 2018
Recent studies have established the connection between the mouth and systemic disease, like strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, miscarriages, even Alzheimer's. It almost sounds like a bad science fiction movie, bacteria from periodontal disease circulate in your bloodstream where they increase the levels of bad cholesterol and help make arterial plaques that cause cardiovascular disease. Living oral bacteria have been extracted from human arterial plaques. Oral plaque connected to arterial plaque, who knew?
The mouth is front and center in the fight against disease, and an important part of that fight is seeing us to keep it in tip top shape. How long has it been since your last visit for an oral examination and dental cleaning?
Give us a call today, and then come on down. More may be riding on it than just clean teeth and fresh breath.