Linked to Heart Disease

Increasing evidence suggests that periodontal disease affects the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Infections in the mouth may cause bacteria to enter into the blood stream and travel to other parts of the body like the heart.

Studies indicate that people with periodontal disease were much more likely to be diagnosed with heart disease than those without periodontal disease.

Lowering the Risk of Heart Disease and Gum Disease

One of the easiest heart health tips is to eliminate the potentially harmful bacteria in your mouth with the regular use of CloSYS oral care products.

Read more in this New England Journal of Medicine article about Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes The Million Hearts Initiative.

References:
Looking at the Periodontal-Systemic Disease Connection, National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research. July 2005
Beck J, Garcia R, Heiss G, Vokonas PS, Offenbacher S. Periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease. J Periodontol1996; 67: 1123-1137.