Poor dental hygiene could increase your risk of heart disease
A new study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions suggests that good dental hygiene may be able to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. Earlier studies found that periodontal diseases such as gum inflammation, infection, or damaged teeth may be linked to heart disease. The new research surveyed 682 people. It found that those who brushed less than twice a day or for lower than two minutes each time had three times greater risk of heart disease. The researchers say that it does not necessarily imply cause and effect. It may also mean that those who maintain their oral health are also likely to maintain other aspects of their health better. So, be more mindful of your dental hygiene, and don’t forget to book your appointments with your periodontist in Toronto regularly.
Teeth whitening is best done by professionals
Everyone desires a bright smile, but stained or yellowish teeth may damage your overall look. For getting their pearly whites looking clean and bright, many people opt for DIY teeth whitening solutions. However, as a general rule, any do-it-yourself project carries some amount of risk. It could be a health risk or a durability issue. Hence, if you are considering teeth whitening in Toronto, it is best to consult professionals. The biggest upside to getting teeth whitening done by a dental professional is that they clean your teeth and gums of plaque and tartar and address any cavities before starting the process. Professionals ensure that your teeth are not just white and bright but healthy as well.
The link between gum disease and coronavirus
Is there a link between gum disease and coronavirus? According to a new international study, the answer is yes. Periodontitis is a type of bacterial gum infection that causes the gums to recede from the teeth. Researchers found that in people with periodontitis, the high concentration of coronavirus in the saliva can enter the bloodstream and lungs. This makes them more vulnerable to severe disease outcomes. The study published in the Journal of Oral Medicine and Dental Research underscores the importance of keeping your gums healthy and strong. Periodic visits to a periodontist can help you avoid periodontitis and serious COVID-19 infection.
It’s safe as it’s ever been to visit your dentist
If fear of infection has been preventing you from visiting your dentist, here’s some reassuring news. Multiple studies conducted in recent times support the safety of visiting a dental office in Canada. Additionally, the ‘Science Brief’ from the U.S. CDC (Centers for Disease Control), confirms that it is as safe now, as it was before the pandemic, to visit your dentist. Dentists in Toronto are committed to protecting their patients and their staff and are continuing to take extra precautions to eliminate the risk of contamination. As a result, there have been negligible to zero instances of outbreaks that stemmed from dental offices.
New study highlights the importance of oral health care
A new study confirms the link between oral health and overall health while supporting the need for oral health intervention. Researchers at the University of Amsterdam provided extensive oral health support to one group of participants while the other received standard care. Analysis showed that those who received oral health support experienced a significant increase in oral health related quality of life. Researchers conclude that extensive oral health support is beneficial to people with diabetes. Getting periodic oral health checks at a reputed dental practice is the best way to maintain your dental and overall health.