You woke up this morning and checked the scale and mirror. Everything looks and feels great, physically speaking. You chose a smoothie for breakfast filled with protein and fruits and veggies. In the evening you made the choice to go for a run because it’s good for your heart. You are careful to get plenty of sleep and stay fit and healthy so your heart can work at optimal capacity. You’re feeling fit, fine and confident. Did you know that if you’re doing all of these things you’re on the track to being in good physical health? Did you also know that if you’ve ignored your dental health in your daily routine, you could be harming all of the hard work and effort you put into staying healthy?
There are links between gum disease and heart disease. Data indicates that chronic gum disease may contribute to the development of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women. Gum disease is a bacterial infection that can affect conditions outside your mouth. One theory is that gum disease can cause bacteria to enter the bloodstream where they attach to the fatty deposits in the heart blood vessels. This condition can cause blood clots and may lead to heart attacks.
Now that you know this, it is simple to incorporate good dental health to maintain total physical health. Here are a few things to remember when taking care of your teeth.
Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice daily.
Floss your teeth one time per day.
Visit your dentist twice a year for a professional cleaning.
At Gordon Dental of Leawood we care helping you maintain total physical health by helping you create and maintain a healthy dental routine. Call and book your appointment today so you can get on the right road to health.
Posted on behalf of Gordon Dental of Leawood