The Heart of the Matter: Oral Disease and Cardiovascular Health

Caring Family Dentistry Irvine Blog - The Heart of the Matter: Oral disease and Cardiovascular Health

For decades, researchers have probed the link between gum disease and cardiovascular health. People with gum disease (gingivitis) or periodontal disease (periodontitis) display up to three times the risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or other serious cardiovascular issues. According to Dr. Hatice Hasturk of the Harvard-affiliated Forsyth Institute “Periodontal disease increases the body’s […]