Heart Disease and Oral Health: Role of Oral Bacteria in Heart Plaque

Your mouth is filled with millions of germs and microscopic bacteria, that can’t be seen by the naked eye. We know this microscopic bacteria is harmful to your oral health if not maintained properly. But, is it possible for it to cause heart and blood vessel issues? Scientists have been exploring several mechanisms that connect oral health to heart disease. Findings show that the plaque found in your mouth is also found in the arteries of the heart, this specific plaque can lead to a heart attack. To discover more about this startling discovery, read the article below.

Heart Disease and Oral Health: Role of Oral Bacteria in Heart Plaque

To ensure this won’t happen to you or your loved one, we encourage you to brush daily and visit your dentist regularly to maintain proper oral hygiene. For more healthy tips for your family, go here. Don’t let plaque take control of your life! If you have any questions about dental health care or need to schedule an appointment, please give My Family Dental a call and we’d be more than happy to help! 480-649-4000.

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