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    Is There a Link Between an Unhealthy Heart and Gum Disease?

    smile health dentist teethIt has always been known that healthy teeth and gums are essential components of a bright smile. Still, trips to the dentist may provide many more benefits other than oral health alone. Scientists have found that post-menopausal women diagnosed with periodontal disease and pronounced tooth loss are at a higher risk of developing other serious medical conditions over time.
    – Women with a history of periodontal disease were 12 per cent more likely to die earlier from a variety of conditions.
    –  The chances of cardiovascular disease correlate with the amount of teeth that are lost.
    – These conditions can be counteracted by adopting effective oral hygiene techniques and regularly visiting a dental practitioner.
    “To reach their findings, the researchers analyzed the data of 57,001 women aged between 50 and 89 years who were enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study between 1993 and 1998.”
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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.