You may remember our post from last week, when Dr. Mark Morrow, Dr. April Lai, and Dr. Kerry Edwards and our staff discussed February being “National Dental Health Month.” But did you know February is also American Heart Month?
It’s a great time to take notice of the health of your heart, says Dr. Mark Morrow, Dr. April Lai, and Dr. Kerry Edwards. Cardiovascular disease remains American’s number one killer, claiming more lives than the rest of major causes of death, according to the American Heart Association. Studies have shown a correlation between gum disease and heart disease, underscoring the importance of good oral health care.
Visiting our office regularly can help prevent gum disease or at least catch it in its early stages. And because people with dental insurance are more likely to visit their dentist when they should, a healthy mouth begins with a visit to Morrow, Lai & Edwards Pediatric Dentistry . In observance of Heart Month, Dr. Mark Morrow, Dr. April Lai, and Dr. Kerry Edwards says it’s also important to know your numbers: blood pressure (less than 120/80), cholesterol (less than 200) and BMI (less than 25). If you have any questions about heart health, or about your treatment at our office, please give us a call.
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