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How Tooth Loss and Heart Health Are Connected
Posted on 7/20/2018 by Office Manager
While losing a tooth is never a good thing, you should know that it can be associated with the risk of heart disease. Of course, this risk is increased when you already have diabetes or high blood pressure, you're overweight or you're addicted to smoking. What Studies Show About Tooth Loss and Heart Health's Connection Researchers have analyzed data from about 16,000 people. They provided the researchers with information about how many teeth they have and how often their gums bled. About 40% of these people had less than 15 teeth, 16% had no teeth, and 25% suffered from bleeding gums. Researchers discovered that for every decrease in the number of teeth there was an increase in the number of harmful enzymes that are responsible for inflammation and hardening your arteries. With fewer teeth there was also an increase in heart disease risk markers such as "bad" LDL cholesterol, higher blood sugar, higher blood pressure, and a larger waist size. This was also associated with more gum bleeds. There was also an 11% increase in the likelihood of developing diabetes. It's also interesting to note that smokers also seemed to lose more teeth. Protecting Your Teeth and Heart Health Unfortunately, not even the researchers themselves understand the association between tooth loss, gum health, and heart health. Doctors are still looking into whether periodontal disease causes coronary heart disease. However, there's enough evidence of a causal relationship existing that you should stand up and take notice. This could be due to systematic inflammation caused by bad oral bacteria invading your arteries and causing coronary plaque. In this case, you can clearly see how your dentist plays an important role in your health. With this in mind, you don't want to shirk your routine visits to our office. Instead, you should call and plan one today....
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Danger of Brushing Immediately After Eating a Meal
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How to Prevent Tooth Decay When You Drink Lots of Soda
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How to Keep Your Teeth Looking Their Best Following Whitening
4/10/2018
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3/25/2018
Ways of Avoiding an Oral Health Decline
3/15/2018
When Old Fillings Need Replacing
2/23/2018
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2/13/2018
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1/23/2018
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12/23/2017
What Differences There Are Between Toothbrushes
12/13/2017
Top 3 Ways Tobacco Use Damages Your Oral Tissues
11/23/2017
Mistakes People Make with Flossing
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Signs You May Be Developing a Tooth Abscess
10/23/2017
Protecting Your Oral Health While On Vacation
10/13/2017
Knowing When Your Dental Issue Can Wait Until Your Next Appointment
9/27/2017
Keep Ice Out of Your Summer Drinks if You Tend to Chew on the Cubes
9/17/2017
Should You Try and Replace Dark Fillings?
8/25/2017
Should You Consider Veneers for Cracked Teeth?
8/15/2017
How Implants Allow You to Look Younger
7/30/2017
How Best to Care for Your Teeth After Having Braces Removed
7/23/2017
Why Do Teeth Get White Spots on Them?
6/25/2017
Why Coconut Water is The Ideal Drink Following an Extraction
6/15/2017
Talking to a Scared Loved One About Visiting the Dentist
5/27/2017
Spring Foods that May Stain Your Teeth
5/17/2017
The Hazards of Simple Carbs When It Comes to Your Teeth
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The Expense of Not Going to the Dentist on a Regular Basis
4/17/2017
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3/27/2017
Is There Such a Thing As Too White for Your Teeth?
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How Intra-Oral Cameras Make Dental Care Easier
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How Drugs Can Impact Your Oral Health
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Why Your Teeth Make Biofilm
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