February is the month of Love and it is also Heart Health Month. Did you know that Dental Health and Heart Disease are related?

Being good to your heart starts with good oral health. Studies have shown that heart disease and advanced periodontal disease are intricately linked, and even gingivitis may very well prove to be the cause of serious medical issues in the future.

Here at VED, we care about our patients holistically and that is why we take our patients’ blood pressure at appointments. Most patients see a dentist more often than their primary care physician and this gives us the opportunity to give an early warning about high blood pressure.