Visiting Priority Dental in Casper for checkups and cleanings every six months may seem inconvenient, and even unnecessary. But you may benefit in ways you never guessed.
A recent study showed that people who had their teeth professionally cleaned at least once every two years were 24 percent less likely to have a heart attack, compared to those who skipped appointments.
While the study could simply indicate that people who dutifully schedule regular dental cleanings are the same sort to observe other healthy habits, there is extra evidence of a relationship between oral health and heart health.
Common oral problems like inflammation stemming from gum disease are somehow connected to hardening of the arteries and other tissue inflammations, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Former American Heart Association President Ralph Sacco, MD, (who did not participate in the study described previously) said, “Something as simple as having good dental hygiene – brushing, flossing, and having regular cleanings – may be good for your heart and brain health.”1
While the study found that patients who schedule cleanings yearly get the most health benefits, the dentists at Priority Dental in Casper recommends coming in for checkups and cleanings every six months to catch potential problems early. Regular dental cleanings also brighten and whiten teeth, making your smile look its best. Our services include family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.
1 ‘Getting Your Teeth Cleaned May Help Your Heart,’ WebMD Health News, November 16, 2011, https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/news/20111116/getting-your-teeth-cleaned-may-help-your-heart, accessed on November 29, 2011
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