February is Heart Health Month Jon Frankel Dentistry

Frankel Dentistry celebrates Heart Health month at their office this month. Studies have shown that there is a link between periodontal (gum disease) and heart disease.

A common symptom of heart tease is unhealthy gums. By reducing the inflammation around the gums, it reduces the stress on your body.

 Signs of Gum Disease:

1) Gums that bleed easily when flossing

2) Red, swollen gum line

3) Constant bad breath

4) Teeth that have started to separate from the gum line

Prevention is key. Don’t let any symptoms go unnoticed.

There are ways to prevent gum disease:

  • Brush and Floss Daily.
  • Get regular cleanings – this will help keep your gums healthy by removing any buildup at the gum line.
  • Commit to a healthy lifestyle – a healthy body and healthy mouth go hand and hand.
  • Avoid smoking and reduce your alcohol consumption.

Check out our page on periodontal gum disease.