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Can bad dental hygiene cause cardiomyopathy?
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Indirectly
Gum disease is correlated with heart attacks and heart attacks can cause ischemic cardiomyopathy.

In brief: Indirectly
Gum disease is correlated with heart attacks and heart attacks can cause ischemic cardiomyopathy.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. David Stall
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe
There has been a lot of research lately on the relationship between periodontal (gum) disease and heart problems.
The link appears to be there but it is still being studied. In addition, gum disease and diabetes are also linked as they are both inflammatory diseases.

In brief: Maybe
There has been a lot of research lately on the relationship between periodontal (gum) disease and heart problems.
The link appears to be there but it is still being studied. In addition, gum disease and diabetes are also linked as they are both inflammatory diseases.
Dr. David Stall
Dr. David Stall
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Dr. Thomas Stelmach
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: Possible
Ischemic cardiomyopathy could theoretically be caused by chronic long term gingival infections.

In brief: Possible
Ischemic cardiomyopathy could theoretically be caused by chronic long term gingival infections.
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
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Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dentistry
In brief: Yes and no
I, personally, think it is a rare possibility.

In brief: Yes and no
I, personally, think it is a rare possibility.
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dr. Robert Brodsky
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