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The Connection Between Oral Health and Heart Disease

Beyond the Mouth – A Holistic View on Health

Alex Mercado DDS, nestled at 1315 Alhambra Blvd. Suite 220 in Sacramento, CA, is where Dr. Alex Mercano takes a holistic approach to dental care, recognizing the significant link between oral health and heart disease. This blog discusses how oral health can reflect and affect your overall health, particularly your cardiovascular system.

Understanding the Oral-Heart Connection

Emerging research has drawn strong correlations between periodontal disease and cardiovascular health, suggesting that inflammation and infections in the mouth can influence heart conditions. The American Heart Association provides insights into how maintaining oral health can contribute to heart health, emphasizing the importance of regular dental care.

Emphasizing Preventative Measures

Preventative dental care, including regular cleanings and check-ups at Alex Mercado DDS, plays a crucial role in maintaining not only oral health but also in preventing conditions that could impact your heart. Dr. Mercano stresses the importance of addressing issues like gum disease early to mitigate potential health risks.

Encouraging a Comprehensive Health Strategy

Dr. Mercano encourages patients to view dental care as an integral part of their overall health strategy. This includes maintaining good oral hygiene, scheduling regular dental visits, and discussing any potential heart health concerns with healthcare providers.

A Unified Approach to Health

At Alex Mercado DDS, we are committed to the overall well-being of our patients. Understanding the connection between oral health and heart disease underscores the importance of regular dental care.

For comprehensive dental care that considers your entire health, schedule an appointment with Dr. Alex Mercano by calling (916) 448-5458 or visiting our Sacramento office. Discover more about how we can help you maintain optimal health by visiting Alex Mercado DDS.

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