Dental care and your heart

Did you know that caring for your teeth is essential to heart health? Dr. Maryam Brazdo and the team at Artistic Touch Dentistry remind you that regular prophylaxis is essential to your overall wellness–including your cardiovascular health.

You’ve likely heard of plaques that line the arteries and can cause damage to the heart, leading to myocardial infarction or stroke. Those plaques result in constricted blood flow as arterial pathways narrow due to buildup. And when you brush teeth, dislodged plaques from the mouth can also enter the bloodstream and cause arterial blockage.

To avoid this issue, practice healthy habits like a well-balanced diet, daily exercise, and twice-daily tooth brushing. This keeps all of your plaques under control and leads to a healthy heart AND a healthy smile!