In this message from Vaca and Kirby in Longview TX, we remind you of the link between your dental health and your overall health.
Scientists, dentists, and cardiologists have known for years that there is a connection between gum disease and heart problems. However, a recent study analyzed oral health habits and heart disease risk.
Science Daily reported on the study, which analyzed the data from more than 11,000 adult subjects.
Once the data was adjusted for established cardio risk factors, the researchers found that participants who reported less frequent toothbrushing had a 70 percent extra risk of heart disease compared to those who brushed their teeth twice a day.
The survey is one of many that validates the link between oral health and overall vitality. Simply put: you aren’t healthy unless your gums and teeth are healthy.
At Vaca and Kirby in Longview TX, we want all our patients to have long, healthy lives. That includes having great dental health! Brush and floss every day, and see us for regular checkups. Our patients come to us from Gladewater, Hallsville, and New Diana for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!