The Link Between Teeth Cleaning and Heart Disease
How Heart Attack Risk is Lowered with Regular Dental Cleaning
Over the last decade, more researchers have been studying the link between teeth cleaning and the risk of heart attack or stroke. Although the links are not fully understood, there are mounds of data supporting a definite mouth-body connection. Dr. Derek B. Hauser, DDS, is a licensed practitioner who has spent 20 years specializing in preventive care, advanced dentistry treatments, and cosmetic dentistry services.
Your Plaque, Gum Disease, and Gingivitis Does Not Have to Be This Extreme
to Have Heart Disease Related to a Lack of Proper Oral Health Care
Actual Patient with Severe Plaque Build Up and Extremely Worn Detention from Bruxism
Please call Lakefront Family Dentistry at (951) 244-9495 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hauser and one of our expert, Registered Dental Hygienists today. All We Really Have Control Over is How Well We Take Care of Ourselves in Life.
Most practitioners advise patients to schedule an appointment every 6 months for with a preventive exam and professional cleaning with one of our Registered Dental Hygienists. Even with a good home care regimen, harmful plaque is left in the mouth, which can cause serious infection.
The mouth is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria because of its moist, warm environment. Plaque is thin and sticky, making it a great place for bacteria to hide. Plaque deposits ultimately form a very hard tartar, which can’t be removed with brushing alone.
During your appointment, our highly skilled dental hygienist will complete a thorough teeth cleaning, using special tools that removes hard tartar deposits from the enamel and around the gum line. If not professionally removed, the gums will eventually become inflamed and result in gingivitis or serious gum infection.
The Lakefront Family Dentistry Experience
- Plush, state-of-the-art facility
- Visit the same dentist every time
- Same-day cosmetic treatments available
- Friendly, knowledgeable staff
- Patient satisfaction guaranteed
How Does Dental Cleaning Decrease the Risk of Heart Attack?
Recently, findings presented by the American Heart Association (AHA) showed compelling evidence between oral health and its connection to stroke and heart disease.
The exact link is unclear, but one theory is that bacterial overgrowth in the mouth can seep its way through the gums and into the bloodstream. Once in the blood, hard plaque forms to cause blockage in blood vessels. Left untreated, this blockage may result in a heart attack or stroke.
In the AHA study, nearly 100,000 people were studied over a 7-year period. Half of these participants had never received a professional cleaning. The study concluded there was a 24% decreased risk of heart disease among those who have had their teeth professionally cleaned at least once. Furthermore, the report also concluded that people who had dental cleanings at least once per year have an even greater chance of avoiding a future heart attack.
Here’s What You Can Expect at Lakefront Family Dentistry
When You Come in for a Regular Teeth Cleaning
How Can I Improve My Oral Care at Home?
Most of us already know how important it is to maintain healthy teeth and gums. We are taught from a young age to brush every day, usually twice a day.
In fact, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends everyone brush twice a day for 2 minutes each time. Using floss after every meal also helps keep a cleaner, healthier mouth. During your appointment, the registered dental hygienist may demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques to use at home.
Another way to help improve your oral state is to get a quality electric toothbrush. The electric versions are proven to be a far more effective tooth cleaner than the manual option.
Dr. Hauser and our hygienists recommend the Sonicare brand to patients and their families. These toothbrushes are recommended by more dental professionals than any other brand. They feature patented sonic technology that has twice the whitening power and is proven to remove up to 5 times more plaque than a manual brush.
During your appointment at Lakefront Family Dentistry, our staff may discuss the features and benefits of the most recommended toothbrushes. For added patient convenience, we carry many of the popular Sonicare models in our office for you to choose from.
If You Have Periodontal Disease, We Perform a Deep Cleaning
to Help Restore Your Oral Health and Improve Your Self Esteem
How Can Lakefront Family Dentistry Help Restore Beautiful Smiles?
Dr. Hauser is widely known among his peers as a leading family dentist in the Inland Empire. Our beautiful facility features state-of-the-art technology that gives us the ability to design beautiful porcelain crowns, bridges or veneers, which are permanently placed in one visit using the latest CEREC advanced system.
We use high-grade porcelain that is custom colored to match surrounding teeth. The end result is flawless, natural looking dental replacements that last for years to come.
We Offer Same-Day Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions
- Flawless porcelain crowns, bridges or veneers
- Manufactured on-site within minutes
- X-rays made easy with 3D imaging technology
- Permanently placed in just one visit
In addition to the cosmetic services we offer, patients enjoy the convenience and comfort of having all their needs serviced by the same provider. Dr. Hauser also performs advanced treatment services, including root canal and periodontal therapy.
We look forward to meeting with you and being your partner in excellent oral health. Please call us at (951) 244-9495 and schedule a thorough exam with Dr. Hauser and professional teeth cleaning one of our skilled, registered dental hygienists. You can also make an appointment online with us today.