Is There a Link Between Oral Health and Heart Disease?

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When we talk about the heart, it's not like the heart is separate from the rest of our bodies. When we think about heart health, we have to think about it from head to toe, and believe it or not, oral health can lead to preventing or putting yourself at risk for heart disease. Gum disease which leads to an increase in inflammation and bacteria in the body can actually lead to heart disease.

So part of a healthy life is really paying attention to your oral care. Go to your dentist, get regular checkups, and that's part of taking care of your heart.