New research has found that undetected tooth infections could increase the risk of heart disease by almost three times.
Cardiovascular disease is now recognised as a contributor in an estimated 30% of all deaths globally. People with untreated tooth infections are 2.7 times more likely to develop cardiovascular problems, such as coronary artery disease, than patients who have received treatment for dental infections.
Here at McGrath Dental we actively encourage all our patients to commit to a hygiene routine.
With our daily diets containing more sugar than ever, tooth decay plus poor dental hygiene quickly turns into infection. If left untreated, the infection enters the blood stream and can lead to a number of serious problems including diabetes and stroke.
Fortunately, maintaining good oral health is very easy. Brush your teeth twice a day, use a floss and a mouthwash, and finally listen and, act upon to your dentist’s recommendations.
Book in for a hygiene appointment today and together we can put a healthy smile on your face.
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