Holistic Dentistry Links Periodontitis and Heart Disease
Miami dentists are urged to identify and treat periodontitis cases as soon as possible to lessen the risk of heart disease. This holistic concern has risen in the wake of recent scientific inquiries into the long known correlation between gum disease and heart disease.
The heart and mouth share relatively little physical proximity in the human body. While both are instrumental in the breakdown and delivery of both oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, each has conventionally been thought of as exclusive and to have little affect on the other. Recent studies conducted at the University of Minnesota, however, have identified bacteria that link periodontitis, a common gum disease resulting from poor oral hygiene, to the blood clots that cause Coronary Heart Disease.