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Missing Teeth and Cardiovascular Health

Posted by: Dr. Sirakian     Categories: Dentistry, Oral Health

A study done by the University of Helsinki found an association between tooth loss and cardiovascular events, diabetes, and death.

The study found:
1) “More than five missing teeth increased the risk for coronary heart disease events and myocardial infarctions as much as 140%.”
2) “More than nine missing teeth indicated an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases (51%), diabetes (31%) and death (37%).”

The research has shows a link between tooth loss and cardiovascular health. Tooth loss is most commonly caused by periodontitis. When the gum recedes, the tooth becomes loose and can fall out.

It turns out that taking care of your teeth and gums could help keep your overall health in check.

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Having sensitive teeth can be a real bummer. In addition to preventing you from eating the foods you love, the experience can also be painful. While it may sound pricey to treat sensitive teeth, there are a few simple things you can do to help relieve any pain and discomfort you may be having. Change […]

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Fight Halitosis with Tongue Scrapers

Everyone’s been there—whether it’s the person you’re talking to or it’s yourself, having bad breath can make for an awkward situation. Bad breath, also known as Halitosis, occurs when food collects in your mouth around your teeth, gums, and tongue. If not removed, these leftover food particles can result in an unpleasant odor in your […]

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How Your Genetics are Affecting Your Teeth

You may have stellar brushing, flossing, and rinsing habits, but it is genetics that plays the leading role in your oral health. About 60% of the risk for tooth decay comes from genetic factors. Tooth decay is the most common chronic worldwide disease and we only have partial control over it. While you should continue […]

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Can Therapy Cure Dentist Fear?

For some people, fear of the dentist can be debilitating enough to prevent them from seeking the routine or even emergency care they need. As a result, these people are often have poor oral health, as their lack of treatment snowballs into larger issues. Now there may be a new answer. Used for years to […]

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