Smile, Ladies: February Is American Heart Month

  • Posted on: Feb 16 2011
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Avoiding the dental chair? You may want to rethink that choice. A recent study in Health Economics reported that older women who get regular dental care are about one-third less likely to suffer from heart disease.

Research has suggested that chronic inflammation causes heart disease – and gum disease is a chronic inflammatory condition. Left undetected and untreated, gum disease can negatively affect your total health.

Want even more incentive to care for your teeth? It’s been found – in studies conducted by the insurance industry – that medical costs for cardiac care are reduced for patients who make it a point to see their dentist regularly.

If your smile isn’t what you want it to be, it’s not too late to try and reverse your health while improving your look and overall well-being. Before we give our patients dental implants or porcelain veneers for their new smile, we make sure their mouths and gums are healthy and clean. The foundation for your Smile Makeover is just as important as the makeover itself.

Contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation – be good to your smile, be good to your heart.

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Posted in: Cosmetic Dentistry Journal

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