Celebrate National Heart Month with healthier teeth and a healthier heart

Published on : Monday, February 8, 2016

National Heart MonthDentist Direct Dubai, a UK-based expert in dentistry offering a holistic approach to oral health, observes National Heart Month this February with free oral health services to UAE residents.

 

Our heart is one of the most important organs in the entire human body. The heart pumps the blood, which carries all the vital materials which help our bodies function and removes the waste products that are not needed. So, take extra special care of the heart, because when it suffers from disease and doesn’t work properly can lead to other illnesses.

 

To help keep your heart healthy, Dentist Direct Dubai encourages that you visit the dentist regularly, at least twice a year for dental health checks and hygiene visits. A healthy teeth and gums could possibly reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes, thus the clinic’s approach to preventive dentistry promotes continuity of care that is comprehensive, convenient, cost effective and efficient.

 

Dr Neil Mitchell, Principal Dentist said: “It’s time we all take a step toward healthy living for there is much we can do to improve our health and decrease our chances for heart disease. Keeping a healthy mouth, if taught at a young age, create oral health habits that are easier to maintain throughout adulthood.”

 

Dentist Direct Dubai will help to ensure maintaining of good oral health by visual examination and comparing previous dental checkups. Dr. Neil Mitchel, Clinical Lead, Dr. Anjali, Medical Director, Clinic Manager and highly trained Hygienist Rachael England are available to help to improve oral health and thus improve heart health.

 

Improve Your Oral Health, Improve Your Heart Health
Plaque refers to unwanted buildup on gums and teeth and unwanted buildup in arteries. Plaque that builds on teeth can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque that builds in arteries can cause blood clots, stroke and heart disease. The actual link between heart disease and gum disease haven’t identified, but the association is clear. Gum disease attacks gums and eventually leads to tooth loss. Gum disease is preventable with the proper oral hygiene and with regular dental visits.

 

Take Care of Your Teeth
The best way to enjoy healthy teeth and gums is to treat the teeth well, they are used daily to chew, smile and speak, so give teeth the time and attention they deserve. Teeth Straightening could even improve oral health as it is easier to floss and brush, which encourages a healthier mouth. Braces are not just used to straighten teeth, your smile and whole facial structure also benefit from having your teeth straightened (orthodontics) by bringing symmetry and aligning the jaws.

 

People who have periodontitis are twice as likely to develop heart disease. One study has shown that gum disease, cavities and missing teeth are as good at predicting heart disease as cholesterol levels. Stroke risk demonstrated in a number of studies to be increased by 50% in adults aged 25-54 with poor periodontal health.

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