Your Teeth and Heart Health are Connected

Did you know that February is American Hearth Month? According to Healthline.com, as of 2018, 30.3 million U.S. adults were diagnosed with heart disease. Every year, about 647,000 Americans die from heart disease, making it the leading cause of death in the United States.


Heart disease doesn't discriminate. It is affecting younger and younger populations more often than ever. This is perhaps due to conditions that lead to heart disease happening at younger ages.


You may have seen our recent post regarding flossing and it's relationship to heart health. We found that not flossing can increase your risk for heart disease and type II diabetes. Wouldn't you want to prevent these conditions if you could? Although some conditions have hereditary factors that are unavoidable, there are several habits including flossing that can decrease your chances of heart disease and type II diabetes.


If you want to take control of your health and decrease your chances of heart disease and type II diabetes try looking into these lifestyle changes:


-. Exercise -

According to the American Heart Association, exercising 30 minutes a day five days a

week will improve your heart health and help reduce your risk of heart disease.

- Diet -

Eating foods high in nutrients, fiber, low in saturated fats, low sugar, and controlled

portion sizes can greatly impact your overall heart health. Visit this website for more

information.

- Habits -

Avoiding alcohol and tabacco can drastically impact your heart health. In addiiton,

flossing your teeth can help prevent heart disease! These are all habits you can

control to help minimize your risk of heart disease.


Try making small changes in your day to day routine and see how you feel. Making small changes can make a huge impact on your overall health and long term heart health. If you need help on how to floss, be sure to check out this website and our previous blog for more information.

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