Here at Livonia Family Dental, we talk a lot about our holistic approach to dental health. We understand that total body wellness is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and that an illness in any part of your body will affect your overall health. Today, let’s talk about the relationship between gum disease and heart disease.
Recent studies have shown that those suffering from gingivitis or gum disease may be at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular problems leading to high blood pressure or even heart attacks. If you’re also a smoker or overweight (or both), your chances of developing heart disease are even greater.
Likewise, if you have a history of heart disease, having untreated periodontal disease puts you a greater risk of infection during a dental treatment. For these reasons, it’s essential to manage your total body health from a holistic standpoint.
Talk to us during your next exam if you have concerns about other health issues, and we can discuss your treatment options for improving your total body wellness. If you’re looking for a local dentist in the Livonia area, call to schedule a routine new-patient exam and checkup today.