Following a simple four-step plan to protect your oral health can lower your risk for heart attacks, stroke,diabetes, colds, flu, arthritis and even some forms of cancer. In fact, a recent study of more than 5,600 olderadults found that one of the simplest –and most effective– keys to a long life is combining regular dental checkups with excellent self-care, including daily brushing andflossing.
Here’s why optimal oral health can add years to your life.
A landmark BaleDoneen study published in PostgraduateMedi cal Journal (PMJ) is the first to identify oral bacteriafrom periodontal (gum) disease as a contributing cause ofcardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading killer of Americans.
To find out how to combat these bacterial villa ins —an d achieve a perfect 10 in dental wellness – we talked toCris Duval, the BaleDoneen Method’s new Director, OralWellness Liaison, who offers these four easy-to-implementsteps to protect your oral and arterial health.