Monday, June 22, 2009

Your Markham Braces and Richmond Hill Invisalign Orthodontist Says That Gum Disease Can Affect Your Heart

Recent research shows that there is a direct connection between gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) and heart disease. There are several theories that explain the connection between gum disease and heart disease, but the most common theory contests that gum disease is caused by teeth that are not aligned properly. Plaque causing bacteria will begin to form on and between the teeth. The bacteria can be carried into the body’s blood stream causing blood clots that restrict nutrients and oxygen from reaching the heart.

The connection between orthodontics and periodontics is so important that Dr. Tam attended the February 2009 American Association of Orthodontics and American Academy of Periodontolgy Joint Specialties Conference in Orlando. Continuing education is an extremely important part of Dr. Tam's ongoing attitude towards providing the most up-to-date treatment possible.

By brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing and undergoing orthodontic treatment if your teeth are not perfectly aligned, you can prevent plaque buildup that results in heart complications. Remember, your teeth are a part of your body; and just like any other part of your body, your mouth is just as susceptible to disease!

Here's a 7 minute video clip from ABC on the subject.

Call (905)477-7750 for your complimentary orthodontic consultation with braces and Invisalign in Markham, Toronto, Unionville, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Pickering, Ajax, Stouffville, York Region, Downtown Markham, North York, Thornhill, and the rest of the Greater Toronto Area. Let Markham Centre Orthodontics show you the Secret Behind Markham and Greater Toronto's Best Smiles!

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