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Oral Health and Heart Disease Gilbert, AZ

Oral Health and Heart Disease

What is the association between you oral health and your heart?

  • Some studies suggest that oral inflammation, or swollen gums, and bacteria associated with periodontitis may be associated with ones development of heart disease.
  • One possible theory is that harmful oral bacteria can enter into the blood stream and attach to fatty deposits in the blood vessels in your heart.
  • Another theory is that inflammatory proteins may enter the bloodstream and may stimulate inflammation in blood vessels.
  • Both theories suggest that these conditions may lead to blood clots and contribute to heart disease.

For further information, contact Power Ranch Dental at (480) 988- 2282. We would love to answer any and all questions you may have. 

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