A newly released study from the American Heart Association found that those taking medication or currently being treated for issues involving high blood pressure were likely to get the most from their medication and treatment. In other words, the benefits of having good oral health and hygiene increased the effectiveness of high blood pressure therapies.
The Link Between Oral Health & High Blood Pressure
This is another example of how good oral health can have an impact on your overall health and wellbeing. The evidence shows that keeping up with good oral practices such as biannual check-ups, a good brushing, and flossing regimen and taking care of your teeth and gums can have an overall impact on your complete health.
The study was comprised of 3600 individuals who suffer from high blood pressure issues. A mix of people with healthy gums and those who have been diagnosed with gum disease. The ones who have periodontal disease in the study had a 20% increase in being able to achieve a healthy blood pressure according to the AHA.
Added Costs With Gum Disease and High Blood Pressure
In other words, if you suffer from high blood pressure and have gum disease you should be monitored more often until your gum disease is in check. This can add the issue of cost and time related to your health. Creating good oral health practices can be easy with regularly talking with your dentist for tips and tricks for proper mouth care.
Oral hygiene is of the utmost importance and continues to show us its importance through studies like these. In order to be as healthy as possible, don’t overlook your teeth and especially your gums. If you suffer from high blood pressure be sure to have a Dentist take a look at your teeth and gums.
If you are interested in talking more with our dentists and have high blood pressure, give us a call. We are dental experts in Colorado Springs and can provide you with the care you deserve for your mouth as well as your overall health.
Source: American Heart Association / ScienceDaily.com (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181022085817.htm)