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February is American Heart Health Month, the time we’re encouraged to learn about our risk for heart disease and what steps we can take to help our hearts. Heart Month is important: Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is the leading global cause of death—and it’s a preventable one. According to the American Heart Association, 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events can be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions.
Your teeth are linked to your ticker
Your oral health can have a powerful effect on your risk for heart attacks or strokes, according to a peer-reviewed Bale Doneen study published in Postgraduate Medical Journal . And the Mayo Clinic tells us that not only is gum disease (periodontitis) associated with increased risk of heart disease, but poor dental health could lead to bacterial infection in the blood stream, which can affect the heart valves.
Many practitioners of the Bale Doneen method recommend using ProBiora Health® oral care probiotics to prevent such infections.
The way ProBiora Health products work is simple: Freeze-dried live microorganisms, known as “friendly” bacteria, are introduced to the mouth in the probiotic mint. As the mint dissolves in the mouth, the saliva hydrates the probiotics, which will seek out their natural habitat, immediately migrating to the mouth tissue, gums, gum pockets and tooth surfaces where they will “live” and compete with the pathogens. Dissolving a mint daily will increase the population of the positive bacteria, and will drive or crowd out the bad ones, improving overall oral health.
These beneficial bacteria restore the balanced oral biome that’s so critical to preventing tooth and gum disease. Using ProBiora Health probiotics just once a day is all it takes to support healthier gums and teeth and fresher breath.
See what leading dental professionals say about the link between oral health and overall health
What you can do for your mouth…and your whole self
The mouth is the gateway to the body, and excellent oral health can significantly contribute to overall health. So what can you do this Heart Month and all year round to ensure both good oral health and heart health?
Learn more from our professional experts
There’s a lot more to know for Heart Month—and all year ‘round. Visit our YouTube channel, where dental and medical professionals share valuable information about the connection between oral and systemic (whole body) health and how oral care probiotics can help you maintain good oral health.