Do you know just how close your heart and your mouth really are?
Did you know that maintaining good oral care can help in preventing heart disease?
A study (Journal of Periodontology) confirmed findings that people with periodontal disease are at a greater risk of developing systemic (meaning through-out the body) disease such as cardiovascular disease
Individuals with gum disease apparently release significant levels of bacterial components (things like endotoxins) into the bloodstream where they can travel to other areas of the body. Our mouths can be a major source of chronic or permanent release of these toxic bacterial components in the bloodstream during chewing. So those with severe periodontal disease had approximately four times more harmful bacterial products in their blood.
Doesn’t that just make you want to run and floss?