Gum Disease and Your Heart

Did you know that there is an association between gum disease and heart disease?

Many studies show an as-yet-unexplained association between gum disease and several serious health conditions–including heart disease–even after adjusting for common risk factors. 

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that support the teeth and is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Below are some of the most important things you can do to avoid gum disease and maintain good oral health (including prevention of tooth decay or cavities):

  • Brush teeth twice a day with an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste.

  • Clean between teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner.

  • Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.

  • Visit your dentist regularly for oral examinations and professional cleanings.

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  1. Jessica Parker

    Before I received insurance through Insurance Line One I was looking for better ways to help take care of my teeth. You summed up the most important things in order to take care of your teeth in one simple article! I was eating healthy, brushing and flossing but without the dentist appointments I was still have plaque build up. I found affordable insurance now I can do everything I can to take care of my teeth! Great info

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