We’ve all heard the gum disease numbers being called out when sitting in our favorite Sacramento dentist office chair;…2…3…3…2…hoping we don’t score higher than a 3 or maybe 4…because a 5 means we have an increased risk for gum disease.
Yes – your oral health has a direct impact on your overall health, and gum disease could have connections to heart disease.
Can Your Sacramento Dentist Tell If Your Ticker is Healthy?
You’re certainly best served seeing your general practitioner, family doctor, or cardiologist, but your Sacramento dentist can identify the heightened risk for heart disease (and other overall health issues) that gum disease presents.
Overall health starts with what we put in our mouths, and we can gain insights into possible future health issues by keeping regular visits to our Sacramento dentist.
It has been reported that 3 out of every 4 Americans have signs of mild periodontal disease or gingivitis. Almost 30% show signs of the more severe disease, chronic periodontitis. We now have reason to believe that the health of your teeth and gums may have a significant effect on the overall health of your body.
Recent scientific literature suggests [Read more…] about Sacramento Dentist Shows How Oral Health Affects Heart Health