While we all know how important it is to keep dental good hygiene, we sometimes forget the importance of flossing. I don’t really want to push you away from reading this article but people with poor hygiene have between 100 million and 1 billion bacteria on each tooth compare to 1,000 to 100,000 bacteria from someone that practice oral hygiene.
For many years, poor oral health has been debated as a possible cause of heart disease. While there is strong evidence that poor hygiene can cause gum disease; no research has concluded that it links with heart disease. However, experts do agree that there are plausible reasons why dental health heart health may be connected. As an example, inflammation is a common problem which can be seen with atherosclerosis. Furthermore, progression of plaque can cause an inflammatory process and harden the arteries.
Even though oral health isn’t a key to prevent heart disease, it’s important to take care of your teeth and gums. We highly recommend Pearl Dental, in Burlington. It’s one of the most professional dental practice we came across. The team is extremely professional and welcoming.