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Cardiovascular Diseases

Some cardiovascular (heart and artery) diseases may affect your oral health. They also may require changes in your dental treatment and how you receive dental care. Recent research has linked periodontal disease with the risk of coronary artery disease and stroke. But there is not enough research to show whether periodontal disease causes these other conditions. Read "Cardiovascular Diseases" article

Heart Disease and Gum Disease

Overall the data indicates that chronic gum disease may contribute to the development of heart disease, the nation's leading cause of death in both men and women.    Read "Heart Disease and Gum Disease" article

Dental Patients Should Alert Dentists About Heart Conditions

To safeguard your health, it's important to let your dentist know if you have a heart condition or have recently had heart surgery before you have any dental treatments.    Read "Dental Patients Should Alert Dentists About Heart Conditions" article

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