Dental Scaling and Your Heart Health

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In addition to your daily oral care, brushing and flossing for healthy teeth and gums builds the foundation for a healthy smile. And no healthy smile is complete without the help of dental checkups and cleanings. Your dental cleanings are vital to your dental health. These professional dental cleanings, which involve scaling the tartar off of your teeth and gum lines take care of what you can’t accomplish at home.

A healthy mouth is not the only outcome, proper oral care extends to your overall health and well-being. Studies have linked dental cleanings to a healthy heart. One study showed that people who saw their dentist at least once every two years for professional scaling were 24% less likely to have a heart attack. Along with that, their risk of stroke dropped by 13%. Both gum disease and heart disease involve inflammation, caused by bacteria in the mouth which is not regularly removed, and chronic inflammation has been linked to a hardening of the arteries.

So don’t see our dentist just to help you prevent tooth decay and gum disease, see our team to help you stay healthy in all areas of your life. Your smile, and your heart, will thank you. Your daily oral care and our dental scaling will work to keep you healthy for years to come!

To schedule a visit with Dr. David Powell please call our All Care Dentistry team in Murray, Utah at 801-266-1414 today.