According to the study, the people who had the highest amount of bacteria in their mouths were the most likely to have had heart attacks. Four out of five (or 80%) of Singaporeans are believed to have some form of gum disease.
Specialist Dental Group has been active in trying to raise the awareness of the link between healthy gums and a healthy body. Our Consultant Periodontist, Dr Helena Lee, has been interviewed on Channel NewsAsia, Ezyhealth & Beauty magazine and the Shin Min Chinese newspaper about the mouth and body connection. She has also spoken on this topic at our recent public seminar in November.
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“Prevention is always better than cure. The take home message is to brush and floss regularly, and to keep your twice yearly appointment with your dentist. This is the best way to maintain your dental health and your overall health,” says Dr. Lee.