Can brushing, flossing, cleanings and routine dental exams save your life?

The bacterial byproducts from periodontal disease enter the bloodstream and trigger the liver to make a protein. The protein can inflame the arteries and cause blood clots leading to heart attack and stroke. People with gum disease are twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease than people without gum disease. It can also worsen existing heart conditions. If its been more then six months since your last visit, please give our office a call. Don’t put off your dental visit any longer!

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