Definition

Heart disease, also referred to as cardiovascular disease, occurs when blood vessels either narrow or become completely blocked, a condition that can lead to a heart attack, stroke or chest pain.

Understanding

Experts in periodontology and cardiology reviewed more than 120 published medical studies, position papers and other data on the potential association between the heart and dental health. Results reported the following: gum disease is a risk factor for coronary artery disease; gum disease is a risk factor for diseases of the blood vessels and arteries; people with gum disease had a higher risk of stroke and there was a direct link between clogged arteries in the legs and gum disease.12

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Gum disease can be associated with certain heart diseases. Try using one of our toothpastes to prevent gum disease before it starts.

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