Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body—Making the Connection
Oral health might be linked to various health challenges:
Cardiovascular events. Research suggests that heart disease, clogged arteries and stroke might be linked to the inflammation and infections that oral bacteria can cause.
Endocarditis. This infection of the inner lining of the heart chambers or valve occurs typically when bacteria or germs from other parts of the body like the mouth, spread through your bloodstream and attach to certain areas in your heart.
Alzheimer’s. Deteriorating oral health is seen as Alzheimer’s disease progresses.