gum disease

Gum Disease and Heart Disease

The human mouth is crawling with bacteria. These bacteria can cause bad breath and gum disease which could, in some cases, lead to heart disease. A study led by two doctors from the University of Minnesota was the first to show that bacteria from the mouth can induce clotting, which is the pivotal event in most heart attacks and strokes.

Read the article “Gum disease can lead to bacteria in arteries” at: www.local10.com/thats-life/south-florida-health/Gum-disease-can-lead-to-bacteria-in-arteries

The take away? Take care of your teeth and mouth and you could reduce your chance for heart disease.