• Is there really a link between my mouth and heart?

    on Jul 13th, 2016

Yes, indeed! While brushing, flossing, and regular visits to Gundersen Dental Care are all key to maintaining a healthy smile and mouth, Dr. Arne Gundersen and our team want you to know the state of your oral health has a significant effect on your overall health.

Our mouths are full of bacteria—some good, and some harmful. Some types of bad bacteria can cause cavities, gingivitis and even periodontal (gum) disease. Without proper oral care and hygiene, these harmful types of bacteria are capable of entering your blood stream through inflamed gums, when inhaled through the mouth or through saliva.

Gum disease, in turn, has been linked to a number of health problems, researchers have found. These include:

Dr. Arne Gundersen and our team at Gundersen Dental Care are experts in identifying and treating periodontal disease. Give us a call today at our convenient Tumwater, WA office to schedule an appointment to improve your oral health and your overall health, too!

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