Gum Disease and Heart Disease

Serving Greater Philadelphia, including Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, & Newtown Square.

Previous studies have shown the possible link between gum disease and heart disease, now a newly released study from the Forsyth Institute is helping to shed even more clarity on the significant connection between the mouth and the heart. The first line of defense against gum disease is keeping up with your oral health.  To schedule a comprehensive exam and cleaning with one of our Newtown Square dentists, contact our practice at .

The recent study was conducted by scientists at Forsyth Institute and Boston University, and was published by the American Heart Association. For the first time researchers were able to demonstrate a direct correlation between a reduction in inflammation associated with periodontitis and inflammation in the artery wall.

By applying an oral topical remedy that is aimed at reducing inflammation caused by gum disease, researchers saw a reduction of inflammation in the artery wall as well. Preventing vascular inflammation can aid in lowering a person's risk of heart attack.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that one in every four deaths that occur in the United States are associated with heart disease. Through elevating oral wellness and educating the public further we can help in the prevention of heart disease and other associated health conditions.

If you are experiencing inflammation of the gums or are due for your routine cleaning, contact The Office of Dr. Bellisario at to schedule an appointment with one of our Newtown Square dentists.