In his new book “Fix it!” Dr. Crandall’s 90 day program to stop and reverse heart disease, Dr. Crandall, who is the director of preventive medicine at the Palm Beach cardiovascular clinic, and an expert on the causes and cures of heart disease states in the chapter on the seven risk factors for heart disease that number two on his list is gum disease. He states “When a person has gum disease, bacteria get into the blood stream through the open sores (those areas that bleed) and then they stick to plaque found on the coronary arteries which narrows the arteries and increases the inflammation of the arteries. This in turn causes the bodies response to cover the inflamed area and the arteries become narrower still. The newly formed plaque can rupture and create a blood clot which then blocks the artery and causes a heart attack.
The message is get your gums healthy and keep them that way.
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