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Why Caring for Your Teeth is Vital to Your Cardiovascular Health

The link between oral health and heart health

Maintaining good oral hygiene is not just about a bright smile and fresh breath; it also plays a crucial role in overall well-being, particularly in relation to heart health.

The connection between oral health and heart disease is rooted in the bloodstream, where bacteria and germs from poor oral hygiene can travel from the mouth to the heart, potentially leading to conditions such as endocarditis, stroke, atherosclerosis, and heart attacks. Additionally, oral health issues, such as gum disease, can contribute to inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation is a key factor in the development of cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke.

Adopting a comprehensive approach to health that includes regular dental cleanings and check-ups, proper oral hygiene practices, and a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk of both oral and heart-related problems. Brushing, flossing, and routine dental visits promote a radiant smile and contribute to a healthier heart. Prioritizing oral health is a proactive step toward maintaining overall well-being and preventing potential cardiovascular complications.

Taking your oral health a step further, ProHEALTH Dental and Northwell Health recently announced a strategic agreement to provide oral health services across Long Island, New York City, and Westchester County. This partnership underscores the growing recognition of the integral link between oral health and overall well-being, including heart health.

For more information or to make an appointment with ProHEALTH Dental, visit or call 855-PHD-CARE.