Regular Cleanings And Heart Health

Lafayette Dental News Regular Cleanings And Heart Health

Twice-a-year visits to the dentist at Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette is the best way to stay on top of your dental health, and may benefit you in ways you never anticipated.

A recent study showed that people who had their teeth professionally cleaned at least once every two years were 24 percent less likely to have a heart attack, compared to those who had cleanings less often.

While the study could simply reflect that people who religiously schedule regular dental cleanings also observe healthy habits like exercising and eating right, there is evidence of a relationship between oral health and heart health.

Common oral ailments like inflammation stemming from gum disease are connected to hardening of the arteries and other tissue inflammations which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Former American Heart Association President Ralph Sacco, MD, (who did not participate in the study cited above) said: “Something as simple as having good dental hygiene – brushing, flossing, and having regular cleanings – may be good for your heart and brain health.”

While the study found that patients who schedule cleanings yearly receive the most health benefits, we recommend coming in for checkups and cleanings every six months. That way, we’ll catch potential troubles early. Regular dental cleanings also brighten and whiten teeth, making your smile look its best.

At Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO, we are committed to excellence in general and family dentistry. We also offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Boulder County Smiles:

720-862-3630

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1140 W South Boulder Rd Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado
80026

 

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