Gum Disease Linked to Heart Disease: Dr. Walter Kostrzewski, Milford, CTPeriodontal Disease Can Increase Risk of Heart Disease
Many people strive to either avoid heart disease or to improve their lifestyle after they have a health problem related to their heart. Studies show that gum disease and heart disease are linked. Those with gum disease have a higher risk of heart disease. If you are striving to improve your health so that you don’t put your heart at risk, don’t forget about your gums!
Gum disease is a major issue facing Americans and at the Clarksville, MD dental office Dr. Walter Kostrzewski and his team work hard to help patients keep healthy gums. If you are not already a patient at the practice, we hope you will consider booking an appointment for a check-up or to discuss reducing risk of heart disease by treating gum disease with us.
Gum Disease Has Big Risks:
Neglecting gum disease could result in losing your teeth but it could also result in other problems, too. There is increasing evidence pointing to the mouth-body connection. An unhealthy mouth could lead to an unhealthy body. Heart disease could be a big risk for you should you ignore gum health. Symptoms can include bleeding gums, sore gums, and loose teeth but gum disease could be present before these symptoms begin. The best way to prevent gum disease is to actively and proactively look after oral health. Twice yearly check-ups with your dentist can also help as a dentist well-versed in periodontal health and treatments will help you keep your gums healthy and / or be able to stop gum disease from progressing if it has already started.
Prevent Heart Disease
Preventing heart disease requires effort on your part, including eating well and exercising plus seeing your doctor regularly. It also includes good oral health, which can only happen if you brush and floss daily as well as frequently see your dentist. Neglecting your gum health is equivalent to neglecting your heart health. Has your doctor advised that you are at risk for heart disease? If so, it’s wise to also proactively look after your gums.
Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatments in Milford, CT
Talk to us at our Milford, CT practice about non-surgical treatments for periodontal health. We can offer laser gum treatment as well as root scaling and planing. If you have more advanced issues with your gums we may refer you to a periodontal specialist who can recommend surgery to help you stop gum disease from putting your health at unnecessary risk. Call 203-951-3153 to book an appointment.