In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, February is American Heart Health month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women (1 in 4 people). Research shows that gum disease increases the risk of heart disease and can exacerbate existing heart conditions.
With your heart in mind, we highly suggest that people with heart disease or a family history of heart disease be checked regularly for gum disease by getting their regular dental cleanings. The sooner a problem is caught, the better.