Is Your Heart Healthy for Valentine’s Day?

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Drs. Heller, Beckman, Thousand and Hyer would like you to know that there is a link between the health of your gums, and the health of your heart. How could those two possibly be related? Well, everyone is aware of what plaque is, right? It’s that buildup of bacteria, food particles, and cellular debris that sticks to your teeth. That’s why it’s important to floss and brush your teeth, and make sure you are getting your annual cleanings. What you might not know is that the bacteria from that dental plaque can cause inflammation in your bloodstream. The bacteria-induced inflammation can cause the narrowing of your arteries resulting in heart complications and increasing your chances of a heart attack. Research shows a significant relationship between oral health and your overall wellness, cardiovascular being one of them. Make sure your heart is healthy for Valentine’s day this year by taking care of your gums so you can use your heart for that someone special!

Drs. Heller, Beckman, Thousand, and Hyer are all experts at treating gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, as well as dental implants and much more.  Do not hesitate to call us at our Aurora location at (303)-755-4500, or our Littleton location at (303)-795-5700.  We are here for you and all of your dental needs and services in the Denver metro area. We look forward to hearing from you!


Happy Valentine’s Day from your family at Periodontal Associates!