CONNECTION BETWEEN MOUTH BACTERIA AND HEART DISEASE
Oral infections are the most common diseases of mankind and are also a key risk factor for heart disease, which is the leading cause of death worldwide. The most current clinical evidence supports a link between oral infections, which are caused by the bacteria in our mouths, and heart disease, and they emphasize the important role of inflammation in both of these conditions.
The most common oral infections are tooth decay and periodontal disease, Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that slowly and steadily destroys the supporting structures of teeth. Inflammation plays a major role both in periodontal disease and in cardiovascular disease. Significant epidemiological evidence supports an association between periodontal disease and strokes.
Periodontal disease is controllable with good home care and by regular periodontal maintenance by dentists and dental hygienists. Maintaining periodontal health is therefore also very important in helping to maintain cardiovascular health.
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