Friday, September 19, 2014

Cardiovascular Health: The Dental Connection!

Studies continue to show a strong correlation between gum disease and heart disease, underscoring the importance of good oral health care.  Cardiovascular disease remains American's leading killer according to the American Heart Association.  And an estimated 80 percent of American adults currently have some form of gum disease, also know as periodontal disease.

People with gum disease are believed to have an elevated risk of heart attack and stroke.  Since most patients are not regularly visiting a heart specialist, regular dental visits to our office can help detect early warning signs of gum disease, which again, has been linked to heart disease.  Early detection and prevention is the key!


  • Blood Pressure: Less than 120/80
  • Cholesterol:  Less than 200
  • BMI:  Less than 25
  • Periodontal Numbers: 1-4MM

There are many benefits to visiting our office on a regular basis in addition to maintaining your dental health.  If you have any questions or are in need of a dental appointment, call our office at 918-455-0123!

God Bless,

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