Toothpaste For Your Heart Health

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heart healthIf someone told you that toothpaste is not only good for keeping your teeth clean and shiny but also for your heart health, what would you be thinking? The truth is that the healthier your mouth is, the healthier your entire body is.

Good oral hygiene is a key component of cardiovascular health. The bacteria found in and around your mouth are also found in the heart and other organs. This is why when dentists see periodontal disease, they consider it as a cardiac risk factor. The serious infections that cause periodontal disease, if left untreated, can result in tooth and bone loss.

Studies of people with heart disease that also had their mouths examined showed that many had significant gum disease as well. Since good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent periodontal disease, it is a good practice for preventing cardiovascular disease as well.

So yes, toothpaste isn’t just for your teeth. It is for your heart as well. And don’t forget the importance of flossing in addition to brushing twice a day!

Why Toothpaste Can Benefit Your Heart Health: The Heart-Mouth Connection|Dr. Sinatra

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