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The Connection Between Oral Health and Heart Disease

Bridging Dental Care and Cardiac Health

At San Mateo Dental Care, Dr. Glenn Belen and our dedicated team understand that your mouth is the gateway to overall health, including your heart. Situated at 135 N San Mateo Dr, San Mateo, CA, our practice emphasizes the profound connection between oral health and heart disease. This blog delves into the link between these seemingly separate areas, underscoring the importance of comprehensive oral care in promoting heart health.

Exploring the Oral-Health and Heart-Disease Link

Mounting evidence suggests that poor oral health, particularly gum disease, is associated with increased risk of heart conditions such as atherosclerosis and heart attack. The American Heart Association has documented this connection, pointing to inflammation caused by periodontal disease as a contributing factor to vascular damage. In this section, we will examine how oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with periodontitis can exacerbate or initiate problems in the cardiovascular system.

Preventive Measures in Oral and Heart Health

Prevention is the cornerstone of managing health risks associated with oral and heart diseases. Dr. Belen encourages patients to adopt stringent oral hygiene practices and schedule regular dental check-ups to prevent the onset of gum disease. We’ll provide guidance on effective oral care routines and discuss lifestyle changes that benefit both oral and heart health, aligning with preventive strategies endorsed by dental and cardiovascular health experts.

The Role of Professional Dental Care

Regular visits to San Mateo Dental Care are not just about cleanings and fillings; they’re an integral part of your overall health strategy. Dr. Belen’s comprehensive approach to dental care includes assessing risks for gum disease and its potential repercussions on heart health. We highlight the importance of professional cleanings and examinations in identifying and addressing issues that could contribute to heart disease, echoing the preventive care principles from the American Dental Association.

A Unified Approach to Health and Well-being

At San Mateo Dental Care, we are committed to the holistic health of our patients. Dr. Glenn Belen advocates for regular dental care as a critical component in maintaining not just oral health but also in protecting against heart disease. We aim to educate and inspire our patients to take comprehensive care seriously for their overall well-being.

For further information on how maintaining oral health can contribute to a healthier heart, or to schedule your next dental appointment, contact San Mateo Dental Care at (650) 344-7500 or visit our clinic. Empower yourself with knowledge and proactive care by visiting our website at San Mateo Dental Care.

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