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The Connection Between Heart Trouble and Gum Disease

Posted on 1/17/2018 by Sandra Embree
Gum Disease Everwell Dentistry MI 48104Is there a connection between gum disease and heart disease? Although many people do not link the two together, there really is a connection between these two very different diseases.

One disease is in your mouth and gums while the other disease is in your body and your heart. If you sit down and really think about it, it does make sense that these two diseases are linked to one another.

For one thing, if you suffer from gum disease, the bacteria from this illness can go into your bloodstream. From there, it can travel through your blood vessels and clog them up, causing heart attacks, or travel to your heart, causing heart attacks. Either way, both of these diseases are dangerous and should be prevented in every way possible.

How to Prevent Gum Disease

One perfect way to prevent this disease of the gums from happening, and then causing heart disease, is to ensure that you brush twice per day, floss daily, and visit your dentist regularly for routine checkups and cleanings. By doing these three things, you can prevent both diseases since gum disease can cause heart disease.

How to Prevent Heart Disease

The best way to prevent heart disease is to eat healthy, keep your mouth healthy, and exercise the way you are supposed to. You should visit your dentist as often as you can to keep gum disease away, therefore keeping heart disease away as well. Make sure to get enough fruits and vegetables, and walk or jog regularly to keep your heart healthy.

As always, do not forget that you can call us if you need anything or need your questions answered about dental and heart health. Keep doing everything right and you will live a healthy lifestyle always.

Contact us for any questions you have about dental health and your family doctor will tell you everything you need to know about heart disease and how to prevent it.
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Ann Arbor Dentist - Sandra Embree, DDS

Dr. Embree graduated from The University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She completed postdoctoral training in a General Practice Residency at University of Michigan Hospitals Department of Hospital Dentistry. Dr. Embree received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and practiced in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital prior to her dental school training.
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Ann Arbor Dentist - Courtney Heys, DDS
Heys, DDS

Dr. Heys is originally from the Seattle area. She moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 to attend the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Dr. Heys has been in private practice since 2007. She has practiced 4 years in Saline, MI and 4 years in Jackson, MI.
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  • "Thank you for always providing such professional and caring service to my husband, Cody. Dr. Heys and her staff are helping him get his teeth back into shape and are doing a fantastic job. You are all the best!"
    ~ Jenna E
  • "The staff are exceptional! They're down to earth and make you feel welcome. Very professional and friendly."
    ~Deanna D.
  • "The team at Embree Dentistry really goes above and beyond. They are concerned with preventative care and monitor issues with individual attention. They came up with a treatment plan for me before I am able to undergo any procedures. "
    ~ Aleksandra
  • "As a new patient, Embree Dentistry definitely makes you feel well-informed and cared about. They were very good with appointment reminders, and at your first appointment, they talk through every step of the process to make sure you're aware of what each step is for."
    ~ Suzanne
  • "Dr. Embree and her staff provided me the best dentistry I've ever had. I had a lot of work done, including several fillings and three crowns. Dr. Embree is very careful to make the procedures as painless as possible, and her staff made sure that my experiences were comfortable and stress free.
    Dr. Embree did a deep cleaning that I'm sure allowed me to avoid periodontal work. Her staff is very efficient in setting up appointments and sending reminders. I whole heartedly recommend Dr. Embree's dentistry."
    ~ Jenny
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