How gum disease treatment can lower the risk of heart attack

A new study is helping to shed more light on the important connection between the mouth and heart. According to research, scientists have demonstrated that using an oral topical remedy to reduce inflammation associated with periodontitis, more commonly known as gum disease, also results in the prevention of vascular inflammation and can lower the risk of heart attack.

According to the CDC, heart disease accounts for one in four deaths in the United States, and the rate continues to rise. The research’s findings suggest a need to expand the public’s understanding of risk factors beyond cholesterol, smoking, hypertension and diabetes to include a focus on oral health.

To read more about this research, as well as the oral topical remedy referenced in the study, click HERE.