Awareness of heart issues gets stronger with countless efforts

Published on September 29 2021

Cardiologists said advancements in technology that improve the delivery of healthcare pivot the care for a healthy heart and in connection with the observance of the September 29 (Wednesday) World Heart Day, dentists claimed that while there are conflicting conclusions or understanding of the correlation between cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and oral health/dental hygiene based on various research, they also pointed out that these are closely associated with each other, according to their respective observational data.

Medeor Hospital (Dubai) general & aesthetic dentist Dr. Saimy Sainudeen said: “There is now evidence of two specific links between oral health and heart disease. First, recent studies show that if you have a gum disease in a moderate or advanced stage, you are at a higher risk for heart disease than someone with healthy gums. And second, your oral health can provide doctors with warning signs for a range of diseases and conditions, including those in the heart.”