In this message from Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Owensboro, we remind you of the link between your dental health and your overall health.
Scientists, dentists, and cardiologists have known for years that there is a connection between gum disease and heart problems, However, a recent study analyzed oral health habits and heart disease risk.
Science Daily reported on the study, which analyzed the date from more than 11,000 adult subjects.
Once the data was adjusted for established cardio risk factors, the researchers found that participants who reported less frequent toothbrushing had a 70 percent extra risk of heart disease compared to individuals who brushed their teeth twice a day.
The survey is one of many that validates the link between oral health and overall vitality. Simply put: you aren’t healthy unless your gums and teeth are healthy.
At Thompson &Frey Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Owensboro, we want all our patients to have long, healthy lives. That includes great dental health! Brush and floss every day, and see us for regular checkups. Our services include family and restorative dentistry. Call our office to schedule your next appointment today.