We’re probably all guilty of it: we think that if something’s not bothering us right now then it’s easy to forget about it. Unfortunately, people with dental health problems, even completely painless ones, may be putting themselves at more risk than they realise.
Researchers have found that people with periodontal (gum) disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease as those without. The relationship is not completely understood, but we know that people with healthy mouths are more likely to have healthy hearts and vice versa. Having periodontal disease can also increase your risk of stroke.
How to prevent gum disease?
Regular dental/hygienist appointments and a good home care brushing routine including flossing or inder-dental brushes to clean in between teeth. It’s that simple!