The AGD reports, "Researchers are finding possible links between periodontal (gum) infections and other diseases throughout the body. Current studies suggest that there may be a link between gum disease and cardiovascular disease. In fact, some research suggests that gum disease may be a more serious risk factor for heart disease than high blood pressure (hypertension), smoking, high cholesterol, gender and age. Studies suggest that people who have gum disease seem to be at a higher risk for heart attacks, although no one is certain how this relationship works. Your oral health affects your overall health, but studies that will find exactly why these problems are linked are still underway."
So what can you do today?
1) Consistently brush and floss, every single day.
2) Schedule your semi-annual exam by calling us today.
3) Listen to the warning signs in your mouth.
Dr. Clark has been able to diagnosis health issues and oral cancer before they have become untreatable many, many, times. You owe it to yourself, and to your family to do all you can to stay healthy and happy.
Call us today to schedule your exam!