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Oral Health Dangers of Not Treating High Blood Pressure

Posted on 3/20/2020 by Jeannie Molato, DDS
Oral Health Dangers of Not Treating High Blood PressurePeople with high blood pressure are more likely to benefit if they also have good oral hygiene, the American Heart Association reports. Those with disease-free gums have been shown to respond better than those diagnosed with gum disease. The overall inflammation their body goes through is decreased in many instances, which helps your overall health. Read on to find out more.

Understanding the Impact of High Blood Pressure

Many researchers are studying the potential connection that exists between any inflammatory condition and the heart. This includes inflammation of the mouth. So far, early research suggests there is a strong tie between the two. It is important that you seek out our expertise if you struggle with issues like high blood pressure so we can help treat issues in your mouth to lower your risks. We can recognize issues with your health on similar levels as your regular physician can, so it is vital you talk to us when issues arise.

Things to Do If You Want to Decrease Hypertension

There are many steps you can take to decrease your hypertension. This can include stopping bad habits like drinking and smoking. Nicotine can decrease how open your heart valves are, causing higher blood pressure. People who need to lose weight should do what they can to help get into a healthy weight once more. Eating a healthy diet is a great way to decrease your risk of issues related to high blood pressure.

If you have concerns about your teeth, oral health, and your blood pressure, and would like to speak with our dentist, please call the office and we will get you scheduled for a consultative appointment as soon as we can. If you have issues with high blood pressure that are not treated, we may work in tandem with your doctor to see what we can do to keep your health under control.
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