Gum Disease And Cardiovascular Disease

Research Shows The Link Between Gum Disease And Cardiovascular DiseaseGum Disease and Cardiovascular Disease

Research suggests that the inflammation caused by gum disease increases plaque build-up and that this may contribute to swelling of the arteries.  Researchers have found that people with gum disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease as those without gum disease.

A recent Scottish Health Survey carried out at University College, London, investigated whether the number of times individuals brushed their teeth has any bearing on the risk of developing heart disease.  Researchers found that participants who didn't brush twice daily had a 70% extra risk of heart disease compared to those who did, although the overall risk remained quite low.

Gum disease can also exacerbate existing heart conditions and patients at risk of infective endocarditis may require antibiotics prior to dental procedures.  So, if you have an existing heart condition, you should notify your dentist/hygienist and discuss whether antibiotic cover is needed with your cardiologist.

Eludril Mouthwash & Elgydium Toothpaste are effective means of treating gingivitis. Buy online now or find a local stockist.

 
 
 
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