Hypertension Awareness Month

Hypertension Awareness Month

In 2016, the Canadian Heart & Stroke foundation released statistics that an estimated 7.5 million Canadians have Hypertension. Recent studies have also shown that systolic and diastolic pressures are higher in patients that have periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is characterized by the breakdown of the supporting structures of the teeth. By treating your gum disease, our hygienists will be reducing the inflammation and bacteria present in your gums, and this can help bring reduce your blood pressure. Many of our patients see their dental hygienists, more than their general physician. It is because of this, and the steady rise of hypertension among Canadians, that we take our patients blood pressure at every visit. Are you concerned about your blood pressure? Schedule a visit today to evaluate the health of your gums.