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What does my oral health have to do with my heart health?

What does my oral health have to do with my heart health?

Periodontitis: Several studies have shown a correlation between periodontal disease and heart disease. https://www.perio.org/consumer/heart_disease http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/healthy-teeth-healthy-heart ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Healthy Heart (Definition)

Heart health is important, especially as we age. To prevent multiple heart conditions including but not limited to high blood pressure, heart attacks, arrhythmias, and congestive heart failure, small changes in daily habits are necessary. These changes can include eating healthy, exercising, managing stress levels, limiting alcohol and tobacco intake, ...Read more


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What does my oral health have to do with my heart health?

Periodontitis: Several studies have shown a correlation between periodontal disease and heart disease. https://www.perio.org/consumer/heart_disease http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/healthy-teeth-healthy-heart ...Read more

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What is a really good fruit for heart health?

What is a really good fruit for heart health?

Pomegranite: Any fruit rich in antioxidants, vitamins is good for heart health. However, diabetics have to be moderate given potential impact of some sweet fruits on blood sugars. ...Read more

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Can weight training help improve your heart health ?

Can weight training help improve your heart health ?

Yes...but: Weight training that is part of an aerobic exercise program will certainly be beneficial for your heart. Lifting heavy weights for mass without aerobic activity will have only marginal heart benefits. ...Read more

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What are some healthy habits to maintain heart health?

What are some healthy habits to maintain heart health?

Exercise!: As little as 30 minutes of walking 4 times a day can do tremenous things for heart health. If drug companies could make exercise a pill, they would! It's simple and free, so at minimum everyone should walk or jog. ...Read more

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How much will stress affect heart health and cholesterol levels?

How much will stress affect heart health and cholesterol levels?

Both related to stre: There have been many studies showing a direct link between stress and heart disease. Cortisol levels, the stress hormone, are greatly increased during times of stress or lack of sleep. Studies on animals have shown a significant increase in coronary artery disease and strokes. Studies on human beings have shown the same trend. Stress can have a big impact on cholesterol levels as well. ...Read more

Dr. Hedi Kermani
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Dental Health (Definition)

Healthy non-swollen gums with no bleeding. No dental caries. No loose teeth, nor any missing teeth. No bone loss, with teeth in proper alignment providing good esthetics and proper function in speech, ...Read more


Dr. Kayvon Javid
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Oral Health (Definition)

Oral health is a topic that includes recommendations for keeping teeth and gums clean and healthy. Examples include brushing, flossing, ...Read more