How are blood pressure and dental health connected?

How are blood pressure and dental health connected?
Friday, October 7, 2016

Blood pressure might not be the first thing you think about when it comes to your dental health. However, the two are very much interconnected. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common problem for many Americans. Unfortunately, it may go unnoticed until it becomes dangerous and potentially deadly — that's why we always check blood pressure at every dental visit. This simple practice of checking your blood pressure could save your life, and it ensures that it is safe to continue with the planned dental procedure.

Medications that treat high blood pressure often have effects on your oral health, so talk with your dentist or hygienist at your next visit to find out how you can keep your mouth healthy in light of potential side effects from these medications. We have products that alleviate dry mouth, and we can work with you to develop a home routine that consists of consistent and proper brushing and flossing to reduce plaque build-up.

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