Since February is American Heart Month, it is a great time to take note of your heart health! Cardiovascular disease remains America's number one killer, according to the American Heart Association. Studies have also shown that there is a correlation between gum disease and heart disease, which underscores the importance of good oral health care!
Visting our office on a regular basis can help to prevent gum disease or at least catch it in its early stages. How? Our Dental Team checks each patient for gum disease at each check-up exam and cleaning. Having your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis reduces the oral bacterial count, which can lead to the development of gum disease.
In observance of Heart Month, it is important to know your heart health numbers!
- Blood pressure: less than 120/80
- Cholesterol: less than 200
- BMI: less than 25