Oral health ‘key to healthy heart’
Oral health linked to heart disease risk.
Overall health can be greatly impacted upon by a lack of oral hygiene, it has been argued.
According to My Republica, Shyamsehkar Bikram Rana of People’s Dental College & Hospital at Naya Bazaar has said that instances of coronary heart disease are more common in those individuals who do not maintain a good oral health routine and especially in those who suffer from gingivitis.
The American Academy of Periodontology stated: “People with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease as those without periodontal disease.”
Elsewhere, Michael Thomas, from the Wessex Dental Specialist Centre, recently claimed that busy people should take the time to look after their teeth properly and there should be no excuse for those who say they do not have the time to brush and floss their teeth daily.
Indeed, Mr Thomas said that having the forethought to stay on top of dental health issues will help people avoid costly and painful emergency dentistry treatments in the future.