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Subject: Decrease Your Odds of Hypertension | 85018 Endodontist

You may be unaware of how your oral health can be an indicator of your overall health. The warning signs of systemic health conditions,  such as diabetes and heart disease, can often be found during a routine examination at our dental office. You may be surprised to find out that hypertension (high blood pressure) may also be linked to your oral health habits. 

A recent study published in the Journal of  Periodontology suggests that there is a link between oral hygiene and high blood pressure, based on the results of almost 20,000 adults surveyed in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES). It was found that individuals with poor oral hygiene habits, such as infrequent brushing of teeth, were more likely to suffer from hypertension. Individuals who brushed their teeth more than once daily and also utilized other oral health products such as floss or mouthwash were less likely to suffer from hypertension. The study concluded that maintaining good oral hygiene habits may help prevent or control high blood pressure. 

Good oral hygiene is essential to a healthy life and regular dental visits are important in maintaining good oral health. Contact our office to schedule your appointment for an examination and cleaning.



Arcadia Endodontics
Email: office@arcadiaendodontics.com
Phone: 602-892-9000
Url: https://www.arcadiaendodontics.com/
5050 N 40th St UNIT 160
Phoenix, AZ 85018