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About WomenHeart

WomenHeart is the only national, patent-centered organization dedicated to advancing women's heart health through advocacy, community education and patient support.

WomenHeart is a community of women heart patients and their families, health care providers advocates and consumers committed to helping women live longer, healthier lives. The foundation raises awareness about the importance of prevention and early detection, accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of women's heart disease.

Did you know...?

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death of American women
  • More women than men die each year of heart disease
  • Women can lower their risk of heart disease by as much as 82 percent just by leading a healthy lifestyle
  • Heart disease and periodontitis — a serious form of gum disease — have a number of common risk factors, which suggests there my be a relationship between the two
  • Female hormones can lead to a higher risk of gum disease
  • Mild forms of periodontal disease affect approximately 75 percent of adults in the US
  • Up to 30 percent of American adults suffer from severe forms of periodontal disease
  • By taking a few simple steps a day, like brushing with an antibacterial toothpaste like Colgate Total®, women can not only improve their oral health, but may also help maintain their heart health.

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* The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs' Acceptance of Colgate Total® toothpaste is based on its finding that the product is effective in helping to prevent and reduce tooth decay, gingivitis, plaque above the gumline and bad breath when used as directed.

** Colgate Total® is approved by the FDA to aid in the prevention of cavities, plaque and gingivitis. It has not been approved for the prevention or treatment of periodontitis or other diseases. Emerging research shows that there is an association between periodontitis and certain systemic diseases. A cause and effect relationship has not been established.