Heart Disease and Oral Hygiene
Heart disease and gum disease has been linked together for a long time. But what is it that creates this link. Many researchers thought that it was the bacteria from the gum disease traveling internally to infect the heart.
The truth of the matter is that the gums are often chronically inflamed when you have gum disease. It is a low grade infection. When this occurs the liver produces C-Reactive Protein. And this has been shown to be a higher risk factor for heart disease than cholesterol.
Trearment is simple. Have your teeth cleaned regularly. Brush and floss at least twice a day. And use a mouth rinse like Smart Mouth to destroy the bi-products of the bacteria