THE CONNECTION BETWEEN MOUTHBACTERIA AND INFLAMMATION INHEART DISEASEOral infections are the most common diseasesof mankind and are also a key risk factorfor heart disease, which is the leading causeof death worldwide. New clincal evidencesupports a link between oral infections, whichare caused by the bacteria in our mouthand heart disease, and they emphasize theimportant role of inflammation in both of theseconditionsThe most common oral infections are cavitiesand periodontal diseases such as gingivitis andperiodontitis, which are chronic inflammatorydiseases that slowly and steadily destroythe supporting structures of multiple teethSignificant evidence supports an associationbetween oral infections, partcularlyperiodontitis, and stroke, especially among menand younger individuals.Inflammation plays a major role both inoral infections such as periodontitis and incardiovascular disease. However, over-thecounter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugssuch as ibuprofen can produce significantcardiovascular side effects, which means it iscrucial that we consider alternative therapies.A high dose of a statin, a commonly prescribedcholesterol-lowering medication, prevents bothperiodontal and cardiovascular inflammationand reverses existing disease in humans.Presented as a service to the community byDr. Barbara Webster1121 Warren Ave., Suite 130, Downers Grove, IL 60515SM-CL 1540179 630-663-0554

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THE CONNECTION BETWEEN MOUTH BACTERIA AND INFLAMMATION IN HEART DISEASE Oral infections are the most common diseases of mankind and are also a key risk factor for heart disease, which is the leading cause of death worldwide. New clincal evidence supports a link between oral infections, which are caused by the bacteria in our mouth and heart disease, and they emphasize the important role of inflammation in both of these conditions The most common oral infections are cavities and periodontal diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis, which are chronic inflammatory diseases that slowly and steadily destroy the supporting structures of multiple teeth Significant evidence supports an association between oral infections, partcularly periodontitis, and stroke, especially among men and younger individuals. Inflammation plays a major role both in oral infections such as periodontitis and in cardiovascular disease. However, over-the counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen can produce significant cardiovascular side effects, which means it is crucial that we consider alternative therapies. A high dose of a statin, a commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering medication, prevents both periodontal and cardiovascular inflammation and reverses existing disease in humans. Presented as a service to the community by Dr. Barbara Webster 1121 Warren Ave., Suite 130, Downers Grove, IL 60515 SM-CL 1540179 630-663-0554

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