Gum health is connected to your heart health.

Categories: Dentistry

Inflammation is one element that connects the body with several conditions at the same time. Arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and gum disease are some of those connections.

When inflammation is acute, the body is working on the normal healing process. But, chronic inflammation is the body working against itself. Protect your health by talking to your hygienist about gum inflammation prevention.  Common recommendation are to quit smoking and, have a cholesterol lowering plan with your primary care physician if you need to improve the numbers.