Are oral health and heart disease connected?


People who have good oral hygiene are often rewarded with a healthy cardio-vascular system, as well as a nice smile. There may be several causes for this, not least of which is that people who take good care of their teeth lead healthier lifestyles overall.


Can good oral hygiene help prevent heart disease?


There are different theories as to why oral health and heart issues are connected. Because gingivitis and plaque are caused by bacteria growing in the mouth, it could be that the bacteria is passed directly into the bloodstream through the gums, and from there to the heart. Because of this, it makes sense to take good care of your teeth and gums to prevent any problems before they happen.


Treating oral health problems


If you have gingivitis or plaque already, it’s possible to treat these problems. Brush at least twice a day, for longer than usual, making sure you brush along the gumline. Spending two weeks brushing with Philips Sonicare should be enough to reverse most problems if they are caught early. If the problem persists, visit a dentist.

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How can Philips Sonicare help?


Philips Sonicare is the ultimate way to make the most of your oral health. Because its head makes 31,000 brush strokes per minute, it makes plaque removal and prevention of gingivitis really simple. It's also easier to get to the hard-to-access parts of your mouth, as the head can be positioned accurately wherever you need it to be.

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