February is American Heart Month! You might be surprised to learn just how connected your oral health is to your heart health. 

Today, we’re sharing a video that talks about this connection! It’s important to realize how well you take care of your oral health impacts your heart. For instance, when your gums get infected, that bacteria can end up in your bloodstream and travel all the way to your heart. This can lead to heart problems!

That’s why it’s so important to visit the dentist twice a year for regular cleanings and exams. We will thoroughly clean your teeth and gums, and examine your mouth for any signs of gum infection, oral cancer, or other dental health concerns. We’ll also use preventive services like fluoride treatments and dental sealants that help you avoid future dental problems.

To maintain your good oral health, call Aberdeen Smiles at 605-277-9049 to request an appointment or schedule one online.