Oral Care and the Effect on the Heart

Perhaps you have never been told that oral care has a significant impact on your heart. Some patients already suffering from heart issues like mitral valve prolapse or other related heart problems are treated prior to their appointments with a regimen of antibiotics to prevent infection. Dentists have learned that poor oral care can be a culprit to heart disease. Dr. John Patterson is aware of poor oral care and the effect on the heart. Frankly, poor oral care leads to gum disease. Once the disease begins to cause bleeding and gum recession, it can just as easily migrate to [...]