Recent Article Outlining Cardiovascular Study Demonstrates an Even Greater Need for Regular Dental Care, Notes Dr. Farzad Feiz

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Commenting on the recent article, the Los Angeles dentist explains that the connection between oral hygiene and cardiovascular health is stronger than ever, and that patients have more reason than ever to keep up with their regular dental appointments.

Dr. Feiz explains that this is just one of many reasons to receive regular dental care.

This information is surely strong enough to be an impetus for regular dental care.

According to an article published October 13th by Medical Xpress, a recent study revealed a strong connection between a patient’s risk of a cardiovascular event, and the number of teeth that they still have. By examining the medical records of over 16,000 patients, the study showed that the fewer teeth a patient has, the more likely they are to suffer from a heart attack, stroke, or premature death as a result of cardiovascular problems. According to Dr. Farzad Feiz of Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care, while this study provides an incredibly compelling and strong correlation between a healthy smile and good cardiovascular health, more research must be done before a direct causation can be determined. Yet, when combined with previous data that has also drawn clear connections between gum disease and cardiac health, Dr. Feiz explains that the information is surely strong enough to be an impetus for regular dental care.

Dr. Feiz explains that one study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found that people who have higher levels of a certain gum disease-related bacteria in the mouth are more likely to suffer from clogged arteries, which can in turn lead to a stroke or heart disease. In addition, Dr. Feiz explains that other researchers have posited that the inflammation that goes along with gum disease is also often the culprit for heightened cardiac problems. This is due to the fact that inflammation tends to cause higher levels of a certain protein that has long been associated with an increased risk of a heart attack.

While many of the patients who come into Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care do so for mainly cosmetic reasons, Dr. Feiz explains that the contribution that good dental health can have for overall wellness is that too great to ignore. He explains that even patients who truthfully are not concerned with the appearance of their smile should find this evidence to be an appropriate motivator to finally seek dental care. And, for those who already seek care for its aesthetic benefits and to avoid such issues as halitosis (bad breath) and toothaches, it is further validation of the importance of making and keeping regular appointments with an outstanding family dentist in Los Angeles.

Those interested at booking an appointment with either the Calabasas Dental Group or the California Dental Care office can call 818-871-0680 (Calabasas location) or 310-207-1060 (West Los Angeles location), or visit the clinic online at

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