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Did you know that there’s likely a direct linkage between the health of your teeth and gums and your heart health? Reserachers are investigating the potential causal relationship between oral health and overall health. While it is still early in their research, it's important to understand the potential connections and impacts to your physical wellbeing.
Although your mouth and heart don't seem to be connected, there's a lot of evidence to suggest they are. In fact, people who take good care of their mouth are significantly more likely to have healthier hearts and cardiovascular systems than those who neglect their teeth and gums. *,**
Sure, people with diligent daily oral care routines tend to lead healthier lifestyles, overall, but there are several ways in which oral health conditions, like gum disease, can directly lead to heart disease.