Dental Procedures and Heart Health

New evidence suggests a further correlation between oral and heart health, according to a recent Fox News report. Recent research has found that patients who have prosthetic heart valves may be more at risk of developing serious infections when undergoing invasive dental procedures. Infective endocarditis, or infections of the heart valve or lining, was shown to be 66% more likely … Read More

The Link Between Gum Disease and Stoke Risk

According to an article from Health.com, adults diagnosed with gum disease could be twice as likely to suffer a stroke than those with healthy gums. While the study isn’t the first to connect brain attacks with gum disease, it further explains the link by demonstration a “dose-response” relationship. “The higher the level of gum disease, the worse the risk,” said … Read More