|A Healthy Mouth Equals a Healthy Heart and Healthy You!|
Ravenscourt Dental Practice's Dr Hitesh Batavia explains connection in his latest column
In his third
column, Dr Batavia highlights how having a healthy mouth has a positive impact on your overall health, including that all important organ in your body – your heart!
Keep your heart in good shape
A healthy, happy heart depends greatly on your overall health, and your teeth and gums play a large part in this. So how does this work?
Recent studies have concluded that:
· Inflammation in the body, including in the mouth and gums, has an important role in the build up of clogged arteries, which can lead to a heart attack.
There are of course other well known risk factors for heart disease, such as smoking and poor diet. So if you would like to improve your overall health and avoid heart disease, then leading a healthy lifestyle would be beneficial. What’s more, a sensible oral regime involving brushing and flossing twice a day results in a multitude of benefits for your whole body, including your heart.
From Monday February 24 till Friday 14th March, Dr Batavia is offering two half-price appointments every week. Please call the surgery on 0208 748 4023 before 10am on a Monday morning and quote “Hammersmith 24th February “, to book your appointment.
February 19, 2014