Healthy Gums, Healthy Heart

Caring for your teeth and gums by brushing and flossing every day, you’re taking an important step in protecting your whole body, including your heart.

By: Dr. Myron Wentz and Dave Wentz

Did you know that a bright smile, with strong, healthy teeth, may be closely connected to a healthy heart? It’s true. One of the most common dental problems today — periodontitis, or chronic infection of the gums, more commonly known as gum disease — is now closely associated with atherosclerosis, the most common form of heart disease.

New Evidence

Previously, it was thought that heart disease was caused …

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