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Healthy Smile, Healthier Heart

A 2004 study in the journal “Circulation” found that adults who have significant levels of bacteria related to periodontal disease are also predisposed to have thicker carotid arteries, a condition that is a strong predictor of heart attack and stroke.
Studies have shown that the bacteria that cause periodontal disease is involved in a number of health issues, including pre-term or low birth weight babies, diabetes and respiratory infections.
What you can do to prevent periodontal disease? Brush and floss regularly and see your dentist for routine preventative maintenance every 4-6 months depending on your periodontal status.