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Periodontitis Seen Related to Elevated Risk of First Myocardial Infarction


MI - Myocardial Infarction - In other words, a heart attack. 
Recent studies show that having active periodontitis is related to the event of a persons first heart attack. There are many other factors at work here, and periodontitis does not cause heart attacks- it has just been linked to the the risk of a heart attack. 
Your mouth is the window to your overall health, and it has been proven that oral disease and systemic disease often go hand in hand. Periodontal disease is linked to diabetes as well as heart disease. 
See your dentist and primary care doctor on a regular basis so you can catch any health issues while they are in the beginning stages. 

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/857484?src=emailthis