Archive for February 2012

Good Oral Health Is Good For Your Heart Too

BRANSON, MISSOURI—Many people might not know it, but research has shown that oral health and cardiovascular health are linked, so for American Heart Month the Barnett-Davis Dental Group dentists and dental team are helping raise awareness.

Oral health problems, specifically gum disease, can harm a person’s overall health and raise the risk of serious conditions, including heart disease and stroke. The mouth can also show telltale signs of other health problems, such as diabetes, cancer, immune disorders, hormone imbalances and drug issues, sometimes before the person even knows something is wrong.