Most people now understand that there is a connection between the health of your mouth and the health of your heart. In fact, recent science suggests that unhealthy gums cause the damage in arteries that leads to heart attacks and strokes. And, an untreated tooth abscess can actually trigger a heart attack.
At Intown Smile Studio, Dr. Estep’s team stays in-tune with this current research, and they understand the connection between your mouth health, your cardiovascular health, and your total health and wellness. If you already have heart disease, high blood pressure, or other heart attack/stroke risks, it is extremely important for you to eliminate the risks that live in your mouth. If your gums ever bleed when you floss or brush (or if you see pink in the sink when you clean your teeth), you have increased risk for cardiovascular disease, heart attack, and stroke. If your gums bleed when you have a professional cleaning, you are also at risk and your dental providers should be discussing these risks with you. Only a dental team who understands this connection can help you eliminate this risk.
To eliminate your risk factors, schedule a new patient exam and cleaning now. You’ll be surprised to learn how many ways we can help you reduce your risks and benefit your total health and wellness.