Heart Health and Oral Health

“The American Heart Association published a Statement in April 2012 supporting an association between gum disease and heart disease. The article noted that current scientific data do not indicate if regular brushing and flossing or treatment of gum disease will decrease the incidence, rate or severity of the narrowing of the arteries (called atherosclerosis) that can lead to heart attacks and strokes. However, 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.”

  1. Learn more about Heart Health and connection to Oral Health here
  2. Find out why you should alert your dentist about your heart conditions: Certain heart conditions and medication may affect your dental treatment. In some cases, your heart condition may require pre-medication before coming to dental appointment.
  3. Learn more about heart diseases here.