The Lifesaving Importance of Getting Dental Care at Least Twice a Year

If you haven’t seen your dental provider lately, you’re missing out on key screenings and treatments that could help you avoid dangerous health threats, including heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, some forms of cancer and possibly even Alzheimer’s disease. All of these disorders, and many others, have been linked to poor oral health in recent studies. Here’s more …

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 …

Landmark BaleDoneen Discovery: Oral Bacteria Can Cause Heart Disease

Your oral health can have a powerful effect on your risk for heart attacks or strokes, according to a peer-reviewed BaleDoneen study published in Postgraduate Medical Journal.  Using level A scientific evidence, the research is the first to reveal that periodontal disease (PD) due to certain high-risk bacteria can be a contributing cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading killer …

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 …