Increased Risk of Heart Disease due to Poor Oral Health Highlights the Need for Excellent Oral Hygiene, says Elegant Dentistry

LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A June 2 article on News4Jax reports on further evidence of a link between poor dental hygiene and poor heart health. The study looked at data from over 160,000 participants in Korea over 10 years, finding that atrial fibrillation and heart failure were significantly less likely to occur in individuals who reported undergoing professional dental cleanings in addition to brushing their teeth at least three times a day. The article also reports that a second group of researchers reviewing the study believe gum inflammation may also be a factor in cardiovascular issues. Ultimately, the article encourages the public to maintain a relationship with and oral healthcare provided (i.e., a dentist), especially for those considered at risk for heart disease. Marina Del Rey-based Elegant Dentistry echoes the concerns of this article, saying that an already established link between gum and heart disease further proves that oral hygiene is of the utmost importance for an individual's overall health.

Elegant Dentistry, which offers a wide range of dental services including periodontics, says that gum disease in its earliest stages is usually extremely treatable and any damage that is done is often easily reversible. However, if left untreated, it has the potential to progress into a severe form that can cause bone and connective tissue damage and eventually result in tooth loss. While these issues can always be treated and treated with great success, the more advanced they are the more difficult and painful -- and the more expensive -- they become to treat. As the article mentions, the inflammation of the gums, as well as the spread of harmful bacteria into the bloodstream, is believed to be a contributor for heart disease -- so periodontal treatment really can be a matter of life and death.

The dental center says that one of the most telling signs that a patient may be developing gum disease is the presence of bleeding gums while brushing or flossing teeth -- even a slightly pink toothbrush is something to be concerned about. While the center advises that patients attend their regular biannual checkups, if patients start to notice that their gums are bleeding after brushing or eating, or are unusually sensitive, they should consult their dentist right away. The same applies to persistent bad breath (halitosis) that doesn't respond to ordinary toothbrushing.

Elegant Dentistry says that modern dentistry is often capable of producing amazing results when it comes to treating oral maladies and reconstructing smiles. However, patients will certainly save themselves a lot of time, pain, and money if they preemptively respond to new concerns, attend regular checkups, and practice great dental hygiene.

Readers can find more information on Elegant Dentistry by visiting their website at or by calling (310) 881-8656.

SOURCE Elegant Dentistry