February is National Heart Month, and our dentists are celebrating!
Research has revealed that dental conditions such as gum disease have long been linked to heart disease. While the jury is still out on the precise relationship between the two, the statistics are startling. Patients with gum disease are reportedly at 2-3 times the risk for having a heart attack, stroke, or other serious cardiovascular event. At Concerned Dental Care, our NY Metro Area dental office is equipped to provide you and your loved ones with the oral healthcare necessary to reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease.
Understanding how gum disease begins and develops gives us an edge in its prevention and treatment. The primary cause of gum disease is the buildup of dental plaque—a sticky, yellowish substance, home to colonies of harmful bacteria. With inadequate oral hygiene practices, dental plaque slowly begins to migrate beneath the gumline where it hardens into tartar. This can produce inflammation in the gums, and over time, increase the burden of the immune system. In the long-term, studies have identified chronic inflammation as a key contributor to cardiovascular disease.
With our preventive dental care program, we provide the professional oversight, patient education, and personalized treatments necessary to help keep gum disease at bay. By brushing, flossing, and scheduling checkups at our NY Metro Area dental office once every six months, together we can help you maintain excellent oral health all year long. In its earliest stage, gingivitis, gum disease can be completely reversed with our help. When gum disease has progressed to a more advanced stage, our experienced dentists are equipped to provide you with the leading-edge periodontal therapy needed to stop the progression of the disease and help rehabilitate your oral health.
Because it's National Heart Month, we encourage you and your loved ones to visit our NY Metro Area dental office for a checkup! By visiting us along with your physician throughout the year, we can play a critical role in supporting your cardiovascular health.
By Concerned Dental Care
February 15, 2019