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.
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