Although, the link and correlation between poor oral health and cardiovascular diseases are still to be established by the experts, Xpress Dental Clinic recommends the proper care of the teeth and gums.
McAllen, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/27/2015 -- The connection between the predisposition of an individual to heart disease and oral health issues has always been a point of debate among the dental professionals and Cardiologists as there are many studies that have been conducted that showed no significant correlations between the two.
One of the documents that have pointed this out was the scientific evidence presented by the American Heart Association experts in 2012 that have made them to conclude that there hasn't really been a proof linking poor oral health, specifically gum diseases, and the development of heart diseases.
However, there have also been a lot of articles published in the web that contradicts the statement above stating the faulty oral health maintenance can cause gingival or gum problems which may predispose some individuals to different health issues such as heart diseases, cancer and bone problems. Although, there is no clear explanation regarding this matter, it seem to be quite intriguing that the American Academy of Periodontology has documented that people with periodontal diseases have high predisposition and risk of developing Coronary Artery Disease. In the studies they have conducted, they have regarded that having oral problems, gum infections, missing teeth and dental caries can be used to predict heart conditions and diseases.
One evidence that have linked the connection of the two is based on a study published in "Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association" where they had 657 subject who are not known to have cardiovascular issues. The authors of the book actually had findings that those who have infectious bacteria in the blood causing infections of the mouth are quite more predisposed to developing atherosclerosis of the carotid arteries and when these blood vessels are blocked or clogged, it may eventually lead to stroke.
Although, the link and correlation between poor oral health and cardiovascular diseases are still to be established by the experts, Xpress Dental Clinic recommends the proper care of the teeth and gums. They do not actually guarantee that when people practice good oral care, they would be free from other health issues. What is important is to aim for disease prevention and maintaining optimal health through proper oral hygiene, regular visits to the dentist to anticipate any impending dental problems, calling the emergency dentist for any oral problems that need immediate treatments, proper nutritional intake to promote overall health and lifestyle modification such as the avoidance of cigarette smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
As what have been said time and time again, "Prevention is better than cure" and maintaining a healthy mouth also promotes a healthy heart; whether the two is directly correlated or not.
About Xpress Dental Clinic
Dr. John Tan of the Xpress Dental Clinic is one of the best providers of the best dental services in Mc Allen TX offering the most innovative and modern treatments. Xpress Dental Clinic provides client-centered modalities of treatment for their superior comfort and satisfaction. Giving their patients the best smiles is their utmost priority and maintaining optimal oral health is their best approach.