February, the month of love, is the perfect time to focus on the heart.
The heart is a vital, muscular organ that pumps blood to various parts of the body. A sick heart can spell disaster for overall health; heart disease is the #1 killer of men and women in the U.S.
Surprisingly, one of the keys to a healthy heart is a healthy mouth. That’s because gum disease roughly doubles the risk of heart disease.
How are the heart and mouth are connected? And what can we do to prevent gum disease?