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Heart Disease and Gum Disease

Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease?

Overall the data indicates that chronic gum disease may contribute to the development of heart disease, the nation’s leading cause of death in both men and women.

We take diagnostic impressions to ensure the fit of any crown, bridge, or denture. The exact shape of your teeth and gums is molded in a flexible mixture that sets quickly. The mold is then used to create a replica of your mouth.

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Cleaning your teeth and gums

The ADA recommends the following for good oral hygiene:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste. Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth.
  • Clean between teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner. Tooth decay–causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. This helps remove the sticky film on teeth called plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.
  • Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.

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