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By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
March 01, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene   brushing   heart disease  

Brushing Your Teeth Is Heart Healthy!

How Does Brushing Your Teeth Keep Your Heart Healthy?Everyone knows that getting regular dental visits for cleanings and brushing and flossing at home is the best way to keep your gums and teeth healthy.  Preventive care is the key to great dental health.  But did you know that brushing and flossing is heart healthy?

There are multiple studies that  link gum health with heart health.  Your mouth can be a great indicator of your overall health.  If you do not have a healthy mouth, many times you will have other serious health issues including possible heart disease issues.  When you have gum disease, have may also have other rish factors relating to your heart.  So far these are only observations and they are not saying that one causes the other.

Be on the lookout for signs of gum disease in your mouth especially if you have any kind of heart disease or family history of heart disease.  These syptoms including but are not limited to:  chronic bad breath, developing loose teeth, bleeding gums especially when you brush, swollen or red gums.  Your dentist should be informed if anything like this develops.

How Does Brushing Your Teeth Keep Your Heart Healthy?The reason gum disease and heart disease may be related is the amount of inflammation they cause in your blood vessels.  This inflammation causes changes throughout your body.   Either of these conditions will also be worse if you are a smoker, have diabetes and increased age.  All of these added together can make either condition worse.

Having a healthy lifestyle is more important than ever for overall health.  This starts with your daily mouth care and brushing and flossing.  Who knew your mouth could possibly effect your bodies health, especially  your heart.

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By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
June 09, 2015
Category: Oral Health

Bad Brushing Can Make You Sick

You Can Get Dementia And Heart Disease From Poor BrushingDangers of Gingivitis and Plaque To Your Health-WEBMD Article  This is a great article on the dangers to your overall health by not taking good care of your teeth and gums.  I bet you didn't know that poor brushing can lead to full body disease and illness.

According to the article studies have identified a connection between gum disease and general health.  Those problems include:

  • Dementia
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatioid Arthritis
  • Premature Birth

The direct cause has not yet been identified but it is believed to be from the large amount of bacteria that builds up in your gums when you don't have regular cleanings and do your proper home care.  It is thought that the bacteria breaks loose and enters your bloodstream then settles in other places in your body.  It has a bad affect on the place that it settles causing changes that lead to full blown disease.

Learning this can be shocking when you first hear of it.  The simple act of brushing and flossing your teeth not only makes your mouth healhier but can save you from very serious full body disease.  Said more simply, brushing your teeth will change and maybe save your life.  This just another reason to use your floss and brush daily.  Get that bright smile and live better too.

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