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The Connection Between Your Mouth and Your Heart

At Little Smiles Dental, we know your dental health is closely connected to your overall health. We also know that the mouth can oftentimes be the first place to show signs of other bodily health issues.

Studies have shown possible links between periodontal (gum) disease and heart disease, and researchers have found that people with gum disease have an elevated risk of suffering from a stroke or developing coronary artery disease. Believe it or not, an estimated 70 to 80 percent of North American adults currently have some form of gum disease.

Gum disease, which affects the tissues that surround and support the teeth, is an infection caused by a sticky film of bacteria called plaque that forms on the teeth, mainly along the gum line. In its early stages, called gingivitis, gum disease can be treated by the doctor and often reversed.

To help keep your mouth and heart healthy, we’ve provided following tips to help prevent problems before they arise:

  • Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day. Make sure you brush gently beneath the gum line around each tooth.
  • Floss at least once a day.
  • Have a dental checkup and cleaning twice a year, or as recommended.
  • Eat a healthy diet. This includes avoiding foods with a high concentration of sugars or starches and consuming more fruits and vegetables.
  • Avoid tobacco and copious levels of alcohol. If you smoke, quit. And remember, heavy drinking dramatically increases the risk of developing mouth and throat cancer.

Don’t put off your next visit to Little Smiles Dental any longer! If it has been a while since your last visit to our MORRISVILLE, North Carolina office, please give us a call!

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Monday:

9:00 am-4:30 pm

Tuesday:

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Wednesday:

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8:30 am-4:30 pm

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8:30 am-2:00 pm

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  • "We take both our daughters and Dr Jenny and her team is just fantastic! Friendly and professional!
    Both our kids look forward to seeing their dentists !
    Thank you Dr for being part of our kids growth, health and hygiene!"
    Shri P.
  • "This pediatric dental office checks every box! Our sons both see Dr. Jenny Tu and each experience has been amazing. The office is bright and colorful and offers comforting amenities for both the patient and their family members. There never seems to be a wait and the team members are wonderful!"
    Lisa N.
  • "I love this practice. The staff is very sweet and accommodating to my toddler even though he’s terrified of the dentist. The office is very welcoming and has plenty of toys for the little ones."
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