Tip: Gum Disease and Heart Disease

Bacteria from gum disease can enter your bloodstream, which causes your white blood cells to release clotting factors that contribute to heart disease.

Brushing TeethBacteria from gum disease can enter your bloodstream, which causes your white blood cells to release clotting factors that contribute to both heart attacks and strokes.

Call to Action:

  • To reduce your risk of gum disease, brush your teeth properly at least twice daily and have regular dental check-ups at least every 6 months.

  • Brush your teeth thoroughly for 2 to 3 minutes with a toothbrush that has a small head, which will easily reach into the corners of your mouth.

  • To brush your teeth properly, hold a soft bristled brush at a 45-degree angle to your teeth and gums and use gentle back and forth strokes. Hold it vertically to clean the inside surfaces of your front teeth.

To your wellness,

Lynn

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