February is all about honoring your heart. The Nashville Periodontal Group would like to help you celebrate the cardiovascular system by encouraging you to increase your oral care this month. While that may seem strange, it is actually scientific. Recent research has shown a strong correlation between oral health and the overall health of your heart. That is because periodontal (gum) disease fills your gums with nasty bacteria that are easily transported from your mouth into the bloodstream. Once there, they follow the stream to where all blood travels: the heart. The bacteria can clog arteries and lead to heart disease.
Oral Hygiene Habits Can Lead to a Healthy Heart
If you suspect you may have gum disease in Nashville and Brentwood, TN, give the experienced team at Nashville Periodontal Group a call today and schedule an appointment. In the meantime, celebrate your strong ticker by increasing your oral hygiene habits this month. Here are a few ways to get started:
- Brush your teeth after every meal.
We hope you are already brushing your teeth twice daily, but this month, take it up a notch and brush after you eat breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Try to do this every evening before you go to bed. Move the floss around each tooth and near the gum line to remove plaque and bacteria.
- Schedule an Appointment With a Dental Professional.
Take some time in February to visit with your favorite periodontists at Nashville Periodontal Group. Schedule an exam if you suspect gum disease in Nashville and Brentwood, TN.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about oral care and the link to heart disease, or if you suspect you may have gum disease, give the experienced team at Nashville Periodontal Group a call today. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy heart and mouth. Give us a call at (615) 651-6123.
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