Western Suburbs Article - 12.06.18 Dr Mohamed Haggag discusses links between Gum Disease & Heart Con


Date Published: 12/06/2018

COTTESLOE Dental understands your oral health is not limited to your mouth and can affect even your heart.
 
“Gum problems arise from neglect, inferior or inconsistent brushing and flossing and can include pain, swelling, bleeding and even bad breath as we all know, but that’s not all,” Dr Mohamed Haggag said.
 
“Researchers have found links between gum disease and heart conditions and that people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to have heart disease.”
 
The gums are very vascular, which means bacteria from the infected gum tissue can enter the blood stream and cause inflammation in the blood vessels, eventually reaching the heart and may lead to heart attacks and strokes.
 
“Quite simply, the more bacteria you have in your body, the more the heart will be affected,” Dr Haggag said.
 
“Therefore, it is very important to keep your gums and teeth healthy and there is no better way to do this than by maintaining regular visits to the dental office and having examinations, x-rays and hygiene appointments.”
 
To book your full consultation, call 9384 1644.

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Date Published: 12/06/2018

COTTESLOE Dental understands your oral health is not limited to your mouth and can affect even your heart.
 
“Gum problems arise from neglect, inferior or inconsistent brushing and flossing and can include pain, swelling, bleeding and even bad breath as we all know, but that’s not all,” Dr Mohamed Haggag said.
 
“Researchers have found links between gum disease and heart conditions and that people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to have heart disease.”
 
The gums are very vascular, which means bacteria from the infected gum tissue can enter the blood stream and cause inflammation in the blood vessels, eventually reaching the heart and may lead to heart attacks and strokes.
 
“Quite simply, the more bacteria you have in your body, the more the heart will be affected,” Dr Haggag said.
 
“Therefore, it is very important to keep your gums and teeth healthy and there is no better way to do this than by maintaining regular visits to the dental office and having examinations, x-rays and hygiene appointments.”
 
To book your full consultation, call 9384 1644.

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