When it comes to the connection between your head and your heart, look no further than your mouth.
Numerous studies show a link between poor oral health and an increased risk of heart disease. In fact, people with periodontal (gum) disease are almost 50% more likely to have a heart attack.1
Scientific evidence hasn’t yet proven a cause-effect relationship. That means there’s no conclusive proof that neglecting your oral health will lead to heart disease or that treating gum disease will reduce your risk of heart disease.
However, we know that both diseases are prevalent across our nation.