Dentist in San Diego Discusses Link Between Oral and Overall Health

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You might think that a minor dental problem isn’t that important. If you believe this, you are putting yourself at great risk, because other, more serious health problems can result from poor oral care. More and more evidence shows that the health of your mouth affects the health of your whole body—even a common gum disease can lead to serious conditions such as diabetes, stroke, and heart ailments if left untreated.

How could this be possible, you may ask? In some cases, the blame lies in the bacteria in the mouth. As in the case of heart disease, when oral bacteria find its way into the bloodstream, they can settle on existing coronary artery plaques, after which they can start producing clots in the arteries that lead to the heart. When these clots reach the heart, they can cause heart attack, stroke, damage to the body’s organs, or even death. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2pZ6EZj

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