WHAT IS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ORAL HEALTH & CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES?

Authors

  • Yuju Cheon Research Scholars Program, Harvard Student Agencies, In collaboration with Learn with Leaders

Keywords:

Oral Health, Cardiovascular Diseases, Gum Disease, Bacteria, Inflammation, Heart Health

Abstract

The relationship between oral health and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) has gained significant attention in recent years. Emerging research suggests a potential connection between oral health, specifically gum disease, and the development of cardiovascular ailments such as heart attacks and strokes. Bacteria originating from oral infections can enter the bloodstream, leading to inflammation in the heart's blood vessels and infection in the heart valves. This literature review explores the link between oral health and cardiovascular diseases, highlighting the mechanisms underlying this association. Two previous studies are reviewed, emphasizing the impact of dental hygiene practices on heart health. It was found that the connection between oral health and cardiovascular diseases is evident and it is crucial for promoting overall well-being and underscores the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene.

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Published

15-06-2023

How to Cite

Yuju Cheon. (2023). WHAT IS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ORAL HEALTH & CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES?. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 9(6). Retrieved from https://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/2796