Drs. Jack Lincks, Randy Demetter & Mike Florence

Cardiovascular Diseases

Oral bacteria can affect the heart when they enter the bloodstream, attaching to fatty plaques in the coronary arteries (heart blood vessels) and contributing to clot formation. Researchers have found that people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease as those without periodontal disease.

Click here for more information from the American Academy of Periodontology.


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