The Connection Between Your Mouth and Your Heart

At OK Tooth, we know your dental health is closely connected to your overall health. We also know that the mouth can oftentimes be the first place to show signs of other bodily health issues.

Studies have shown possible links between periodontal (gum) disease and heart disease, and researchers have found that people with gum disease have an elevated risk of suffering from a stroke or developing coronary artery disease. Believe it or not, an estimated 70 to 80 percent of North American adults currently have some form of gum disease.

Gum disease, which affects the tissues that surround and support the teeth, is an infection caused by a sticky film of bacteria called plaque that forms on the teeth, mainly along the gum line. In its early stages, called gingivitis, gum disease can be treated by Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin and often reversed.

To help keep your mouth and heart healthy, we’ve provided following tips to help prevent problems before they arise:

Don’t put off your next visit to OK Tooth any longer! If it has been a while since your last visit to our New York, NY office, please give us a call!

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