Associates of Dental Arts
Dr. Gregory Kivett

Dental Hygiene Month 3.1

This week begins with Beth describing how important routine oral care is.

"Poor hygiene health can increase the risk for heart attack and stroke. The bacteria from gum inflammation and periodontal disease can enter your bloodstream and travel to arteries in the heart.  This causes plaque to develop on the inner walls of arteries allowing them to thicken and decrease, or block, blood flow through the body.  The more severe the gum infection, the greater the risk appears to be.  It is important to make all recommended cleaning appointments to keep bacteria levels minimal to decrease the risk of a heart attack or stroke."