Did you know that having bad gum tissue can increase your risk of heart disease and heart attack?
This ABC news report takes a closer look at how gum disease can increase your risk for heart disease. Plaque around the teeth and gums contains bacteria that can inflame the tissues and eventually extend below the gum line, whereupon it enters the blood stream. Once the bacteria is in your bloodstream, it can reach a number of other vital tissues and organs, including your heart. Learn more about how gum disease has been linked to heart attack in this full video.
Find out if you’re showing symptoms of gum disease by setting up an appointment with our general dentists with Cascade Dental. Call our Vancouver office at (360) 213-1999 or check out our website to learn more about our general, cosmetic, and children’s dentistry services.