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Austin Dental News Regular Cleanings And Heart Health

Visiting The Hills Dental Spa in Austin for twice-yearly dental checkups and cleanings can seem inconvenient and unnecessary at times. But you may benefit in ways you never imagined.

A recent study showed that men and women who had their teeth professionally cleaned at least once every two years were 24 percent less likely to have a heart attack, compared to those who skipped appointments.

While the study could simply reflect that people who vigilantly schedule regular dental cleanings also observe healthy habits like exercising and eating right, there is extra evidence of a relationship between oral health and heart health.

Common oral ailments like inflammation caused by gum disease are linked to hardening of the arteries and other tissue inflammations which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Former American Heart Association President Ralph Sacco, MD, (who did not participate in the study cited previously) said:

“Something as simple as having good dental hygiene – brushing, flossing, and having regular cleanings – may be good for your heart and brain health.1

While the study found that patients who schedule cleanings yearly glean the most health benefits, doctor Winters of The Hills Dental Spa recommends coming in for checkups and cleanings every six months to catch potential problems early, saving patients time and money. Regular dental cleanings also brighten and whiten teeth, making your smile look its best.

To schedule a deep cleaning with our comfortable dental hygienist at The Hills Dental Spa, call

512-347-0044

today!

1 ‘Getting Your Teeth Cleaned May Help Your Heart,’ WebMD Health News, November 16, 2011, http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/news/20111116/getting-your-teeth-cleaned-may-help-your-heart, accessed on November 29, 2011

Contact The Hills Dental Spa:

512-347-0044

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6836 Bee Cave Road, Building 1 Suite 300
Austin, Texas
78746

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“Dr. Kevin Winters and his team at The Hills Dental Spa in Austin, TX truly provide a spa-like experience for their patients. They offer TMJ treatment, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, general dentistry and so much more. They serve patients in and around the Austin, Texas area including the communities of Westlake, Bee Cave, Lakeway, and Cedar Park, TX and zip codes 78703, 78704, 78734, 78735, and 78746.”

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