Healthy gums may pave the way to heart health. Both the American Dental Association and the American Heart Association recognize a correlation between gum disease and heart disease. In honor of American Heart Month, we want to take a moment to inform you of this often overlooked connection between your gums and your cardiovascular system.
Researchers are looking into the connection between gum disease and heart disease. At this time, they still have many questions, but the connection is well established.
According to Harvard Medical School, people with moderate or advanced gum disease are two to three times as likely to suffer a stroke, heart disease or a heart episode.