As many of you may know, last Friday was “Go Red for Women” Day, which was designed to raise awareness of heart disease in women. The month of February has also been dubbed “Dentistry has a Heart” month.
As a woman and your caring Federal Way Dentist, Dr. Lee is passionate in educating our patients about heart disease and the link it has to the health of your mouth! You see, cardiovascular disease is preventable in many patients. It has been estimated that as much at 70% of the adult population of the U.S. has periodontal disease.
You ask, how does periodontal disease affect my heart? Well, first and foremost, periodontal disease is a form of chronic inflammation. What is the leading risk factor of cardiovascular disease? Chronic inflammation!!! Is it beginning to make sense?
The time has come to STOP thinking that your mouth and oral health do not matter and can be placed on the back burner, or worse, ignored!
Not only does periodontal disease affect your heart, it has also been linked to stroke, diabetes, pancreatic cancer, and pre-term, low birth weight, and still born babies!
As your dentist in Federal Way, Dr. Lee cannot stress enough to our existing patients and to our future female patients to be proactive with the health of your ENTIRE body! It is all linked!
The symptoms of cardiac events in women do not mirror the symptoms in men. Some women experience no symptoms at all! You have to know your body and care for it!
The team at Avalon Family Dentistry is committed to aiding you in the highest level of oral health, but that commitment is contingent on you!
It is imperative to call today to schedule your check up and cleaning, Whatever reasons might be keeping you away are not more significant than your life and your health. It is also important for each of us to look out for our loved ones and encourage each of them to put their health first!