At our office, our Dentist in Streeterville Chicago and team not only care about your dental health but we also care about your overall wellness. The health of your heart is a large factor in your overall wellness. Many people do not realize it, but there is a close connection between your heart and mouth.
Both gum disease and heart disease are inflammatory diseases. This can explain why heart disease and gum disease can occur at the same time. Extensive research from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claims that heart disease is the number one life threatening disease.
The cause of periodontal disease (gum) is from a build up of plaque, which inflames your gum tissue. The build up of plaque creates pockets of harmful bacteria that settles into your gums and can eventually settle into your bloodstream. The mouth is a direct passageway to your body’s bloodstream. The same bacterium that causes gum disease has been discovered in heart arteries. Gum disease is powerful enough to attack and thicken the carotid arteries in your heart. When you are treated for gum disease with your dentist in Streeterville Chicago, it not only reduces inflammation in your gums but also reduces inflammation throughout your whole body to lower risk of heart complications.
With your Streeterville Chicago IL dentist, preventive care is the best care. You are decreasing your risk of a heart attack or stroke, when you seek professional preventive treatment for oral disease. Avoiding periodontal disease benefits you and your overall health. Help prevent periodontal disease by following these oral hygiene habits:
• Brush your teeth twice daily
• Floss daily
• Rinse with an anti-bacterial mouthwash
• Schedule routine check ups
Schedule dental visits twice a year for a professional cleaning and exam.
To schedule an appointment with your Chicago Streeterville dentist, please give us a call at our convenient Streeterville Chicago Dentist office.
Aesthetic & Reconstructive Dental Associates
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 943-6444
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