Your Teeth: At the Heart of the Matter?

If someone told you the size of your feet could determine your ability to succeed in life, would you believe them? What if they said your dental health could cause heart disease?

As far as feet go, I guess if you’re an Olympic runner size might matter a bit. And as for the relationship between your teeth and your  heart … apparently so!

This excerpt from the Harvard Health letter sheds light:

  In people with periodontitis (erosion of tissue and bone that support the teeth), chewing and toothbrushing release bacteria into the bloodstream. Several species of bacteria that cause periodontitis have been found in the atherosclerotic plaque in arteries in the heart and elsewhere. This plaque can lead to heart attack.

   Oral bacteria could also harm blood vessels or cause blood clots by releasing toxins that resemble proteins found in artery walls or the bloodstream. The immune system’s response to these toxins could harm vessel walls or make blood clot more easily. It is also possible that inflammation in the mouth revs up inflammation throughout the body, including in the arteries, where it can lead to heart attack and stroke. (found at

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