Did you know that the bacteria present in your mouth can contribute to several health problems, including your heart health??
Bacteria in our mouths can pass into the bloodstream and contribute to heart problems. When the health of the gums and teeth is not optimal, the risks of suffering from heart problems increase. Bacteria in the mouth are not only responsible for gingivitis but also for inflammation of the arteries and even the formation of blood clots. The immune system immediately identifies the bacteria that enter the bloodstream, which produces local inflammation of the arteries. This inflammation can be the cause of the development of clots in the arteries which can cause a stroke (cerebrovascular accident), a heart attack or a ruptured aneurysm.
Your heart health depends on taking good care of your teeth and gums!
It is therefore very important to inform us of any cardiovascular problems, so that we can properly advise you on dental care in order to prevent any complications.