The Link between Heart Disease and Oral Health
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women, accounting for 1 in 4 deaths every year. To raise awareness about heart disease, the CDC has named February Heart Health Month.
So what does this have to do with oral health? There have been a number of recent studies that suggest a link between your oral health and the health of your heart.
Healthy gums, healthy heart?
The link between your heart and your oral health has been talked about for a while, and the evidence of this link is hard to ignore. A 2012 study showed that people with moderate or advanced periodontal disease are ...