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Cris Duval, RDH Joins the BaleDoneen Method as the Oral Wellness Liaison After 46 years as a dental hygienist, Cris Duval, RDH has a new mission: to educate dental providers about their potentially lifesaving role in heart attack and stroke prevention. As the Oral Wellness Liaison for the BaleDoneen Method, Duval hopes to help families avoid the terrifying tragedy she …

An Easy Four-Step Plan to Optimize Your Oral Health & Prevent Heart Attacks

Following a simple four-step plan to protect your oral health can lower your risk for heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, colds, flu, arthritis and even some forms of cancer. In fact, a recent study of more than 5,600 older adults found that one of the simplest –and most effective – keys to a long life is combining regular dental checkups with …

4 Scary Reasons to Take Your Dental Health Seriously

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, which honors the work of a potentially lifesaving member of your heart-attack-and-stroke prevention team: your dental provider. Recent research links poor oral health to increased risk for many deadly disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading killer of Americans. Conversely, people who take excellent care of their teeth and gums …

The Oral-Systemic Connection: How Bacteria in Your Mouth Can Harm Your Heart

A new peer-reviewed BaleDoneen study is the first to reveal a new, treatable cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD): periodontal (gum) disease due to certain high-risk oral bacteria.  The research was published in the April issue of Postgraduate Medical Journal (PMJ). How do germs from periodontal disease (PD)–a chronic oral infection found in more than 50% of adults over age 30–injure …

5 Heart-healthy New Year’s Resolutions and How to Keep Them

Chances are that you plan to ring in the New Year with visions of a thinner, fitter and healthier year ahead. Unfortunately, surveys show that 35% of Americans break their resolutions by the end of January. The key to success is to swap grandiose ambitions for smart, specific and achievable goals that do your heart good. That means making promises …

Landmark BaleDoneen Study Discovers New, Treatable Cause of Heart Disease

A common dental disorder found in millions of Americans can lead to heart attacks and strokes, according to a new peer-reviewed BaleDoneen study published in Postgraduate Medical Journal (PMJ). The study is the first to identify periodontal disease (PD) due to certain high-risk oral bacteria as a contributing cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading killer of men and women globally. …

Healthy Gums Can Prevent a Heart Attack!

A habit that takes five minutes a day can add years to your life and lowers your risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes, colds, flu and arthritis. In fact, a recent study of more than 5,600 older adults found that one of the simplest–and cheapest–keys to a long life is taking great care of your teeth with daily brushing and flossing, …

Proof that Optimal Medical Care and Oral Wellness Can Quickly Shrink Arterial Plaque and Stabilize Cardiovascular Disease

By Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP and Bradley Bale, MD Just in time for National Gum Care Month, a new study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Archives of Medical Science, demonstrates that a comprehensive approach to heart attack, stroke and diabetes prevention that includes oral wellness–our patented BaleDoneen Method–can quickly shrink the size of arterial plaque deposits by more than 50% in patients …