Your Mouth and Your Heart: What’s the Connection?
- Have you been told you have bad breath, even after brushing your teeth?
- Do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth?
- Are any of your teeth loose or broken? Do you have one or more cavities?
The health of your gums can be related to the health of your heart!
It is possible that bacteria from your gums go through your blood and attach to the valves or on the lining of your heart.
You may be at risk for heart disease if you:
1. Are overweight,
2 Are inactive,
3. Have high cholesterol,
4. Have high blood pressure.
Why not decrease one or more of your risks by brushing and flossing your teeth to prevent gum disease?
If you have bleeding gums, cannot get rid of bad breath, or have bad breath even though you brush your teeth, make an appointment with your dentist to find out if you have gum disease, and get it treated.
You could have a cheap way for preventing heart disease… a toothbrush!
You only have one heart! Take good care of it!
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