Reduce heart attack risk with a good oral hygiene routine
A recent US study investigating the heart health of almost 700 individuals has revealed brushing your teeth twice a day, every day, can reduce heart attack risk by as much as three times.
Why does good dental hygiene reduce heart attack risk?
Because brushing twice a day, every day, with a fluoride toothpaste, reduces the risk of gum disease.
And while you may find it hard to believe, the health of your gums is linked directly to the health of your heart.
In fact, your oral hygiene plays an integral role in your overall health. Gum disease has also been linked to other serious health problems including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes.
Adopting a simple yet regular oral hygiene routine of brushing twice a day with a soft bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste (and flossing once a day!) will help to prevent the development of gum disease and reduce heart attack risk.
Incorporating regular oral health checks as part of your continuing healthcare is also a good idea.
Adhering to a philosophy of early detection and minimal intervention, is the primary objective of preventive dentistry.
By detecting potential problems in their very early stages, our team can help you avoid the need for more extensive procedures, which would be highly probable if problems were left unchecked.
If you have private health insurance, some providers offer a free check-up and clean twice a year, so you should definitely take advantage of that.
If you don’t, it’s still a small investment in your health that could save you a lot of pain and money further down the track, because when abnormalities or decay are caught early, treatment can be minimal and less invasive.
Shire Dental’s goal is to create happy, healthy smiles for life.
We can help you achieve a happier smile and a healthier you.
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