It is well documented and proven that bacteria from gum disease gets in to your blood stream and increases the risk of heart disease. Proper dental care and oral hygiene go hand in hand with a healthy lifestyle and another reason why a good dental plan or dental insurance is so important.
The Mayo Clinic: Oral Health - A Window to your Overall Health
Link to American Dental Association Website
American Heart Association Statement on Dental Care and Heart Disease
Diabetes and Oral Health
Oral Hygiene, Bacteria and Heart Disease