Your Health For Tag "heart disease"

  • Delta Dental of Illinois encourages focus on oral health for older adults during Healthy Aging Month
    Sep. 9, 2021

    Delta Dental of Illinois encourages focus on oral health for older adults during Healthy Aging Month

    General oral health

    Healthy Aging Month - While good daily oral hygiene is important for everyone, older adults can be at greater risk for oral health conditions such as gum disease, tooth loss and oral cancer. All Illinoisans should maintain good daily oral health habits like brushing twice a day, flossing daily and visiting the dentist, but older adults have special oral health care needs, which makes preventive care even more vital.

  • The link between gum disease and heart disease
    Feb. 6, 2020

    The link between gum disease and heart disease

    General oral health

    Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, and studies show a relationship between heart disease and gum disease. Learn how how a healthy smile can lead to a healthy heart. Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is an infection and inflammation of the gum tissues and bone that hold your teeth in place. In its early stage, it’s called gingivitis and can cause inflamed, red gums that bleed.

  • How your mouth influences your health from head to toe
    Aug. 5, 2019

    How your mouth influences your health from head to toe

    General oral health

    A healthy smile improves social interactions, communication and the ability to perform well in work and school. But there are many more reasons to maintain great oral health. The National Academy of Medicine reports that oral health is connected to good overall health and oral diseases can exacerbate health problems outside of the mouth.

  • How Dental Benefits Go Beyond Dental Issues
    Feb. 8, 2018

    How Dental Benefits Go Beyond Dental Issues

    Dental benefit information

    In honor of American Heart Month this February, we're taking a look at an unexpected way to curb heart disease ­– visiting the dentist. Scheduling a dental appointment isn't just about taking care of your teeth. Your mouth can reveal a lot about your overall health. Signs and symptoms of dozens of systemic diseases, disorders,... More »

  • Your Mouth Holds the Key to Your Heart
    Feb. 12, 2016

    Your Mouth Holds the Key to Your Heart

    General oral health

    Did you know a healthy mouth can make your heart happy? It's true. Studies show people with periodontal (gum) disease often have heart disease, though it's unknown whether one causes the other.1 Whatever the connection, knowing about gum disease can help keep you protected. In its early stages, called gingivitis, gum disease can cause bleeding,... More »

  • Take Care of your Heart (and your Teeth) this Valentine's Day
    Feb. 12, 2015

    Take Care of your Heart (and your Teeth) this Valentine's Day

    General oral health

    With Valentine's Day around the corner, love is on our minds.  From chocolates to flowers, Valentine's Day is a time to show our loved ones how much we care.  As you think about your loved ones and those dear to your heart, take a moment to also think about the health of your heart. February... More »

  • Oral and Overall Health
    Jul. 9, 2013

    Oral and Overall Health

    General oral health

    If your eyes are the windows to your soul, then your mouth is definitely the window to your health. Since our body functions as one system, it is no wonder how we take care of our mouth has an impact on the rest of our bodies. This infographic highlights just a few ways your mouth... More »

  • Heart Health and Your Gums
    May 2, 2013

    Heart Health and Your Gums

    General oral health

    Like all responsible adults, I take care of my health and monitor my blood pressure for any abnormalities. That being said, I was shocked the first time I learned my oral health might have an effect on my heart! That's right, the beating in my chest isn't just affected by love, but also my oral...