According to research conducted by the Mayo Clinic, Periodontitis is associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease and that people with chronic gum disease have increased thickness of their neck blood vessels. There is also a strong correlation between diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and evidence that people with diabetes benefit from professional teeth cleanings.
Even though oral health isn’t a key to heart disease prevention, it’s important to take care of your teeth and gums:
✔Brush your teeth at least twice a day.
✔Replace your toothbrush every three months — or sooner if the bristles become bent.
✔Schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings.
Routine dental cleanings are key in preventing gum disease, evaluating oral health and combatting bad breath. If you’re constantly popping tic tacs perhaps it’s a sign that you’re overdue! The biggest reason for bad breath is plaque build up.