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01 Nov 2020

A Heart to Heart by a Local Dentist

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This blog post by the Joondalup dentists at Joondalup City Dental explains how gum disease is associated with heart disease. Destructive Gum Disease, otherwise known as periodontal disease affects the surrounding bone of your tooth resulting in a loose tooth and receding gums. The bad bugs involved in this disease can enter your bloodstream and affect vital organs in your body like your heart.

There is a growing body of evidence to suggest an association between arterial disease (blocked arteries) and heart disease. Although the exact link between arterial and heart disease has not been established, a strong association is clear.

Arterial disease is slowly developing resulting in the narrowing of your arteries due to clogging or plaque formation. This clog is usually made up of cholesterol, fat and other substances found in your blood.

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