Visiting Aspen Ridge Dental in Casper for twice-yearly dental checkups and cleanings can seem inconvenient and unnecessary at times, but you may benefit in ways you never guessed.
A recent study showed that men and women who had their teeth professionally cleaned at least once every two years were 24 percent less likely to have a heart attack, compared to those who skipped appointments.
While the study could simply mean that people who faithfully schedule regular dental cleanings also adhere to healthy habits like exercising and eating right, there is additional evidence of a relationship between oral health and heart health.
Common oral problems like inflammation caused by gum disease are connected to hardening of the arteries and other tissue inflammations which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Former American Heart Association President Ralph Sacco, MD, (who did not participate in the study) said:
Something as simple as having good dental hygiene – brushing, flossing, and having regular cleanings – may be good for your heart and brain health.
While the study found that patients who schedule cleanings yearly glean the most health benefits, we recommend coming in for checkups and cleanings every six months. It’s the best way to catch problems early,
At Aspen Ridge Dental in Casper, the dental health of our patients is our top priority every day. Services include family and restorative dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!
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