The Link Between Heart Disease and Gum Health [INFOGRAPHIC]

You probably know that proper brushing and flossing can help you have healthy teeth and gums. Did you also know that your oral hygiene can have a significant impact on the health of the rest of your body? Though researchers have yet to determine the exact relationship, periodontal disease has been shown to be connected to heart disease. It’s possible that the inflammation from gum disease affects the blood vessels, contributing to atherosclerosis. If you have red, swollen, or tender gums, it’s important to visit a periodontist serving Middletown for the benefit of your oral health and your overall health. Take a look at this infographic to learn more about periodontal disease and how it could be related to your heart health. Please share with your friends and family!

Gum Disease Infographic

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