Heartbeats and BOP: An Oral-Systemic Preventive Approach to Cardiovascular Disease

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a heart attack. As part of our standard of care, blood pressure measurements should be taken at every routine appointment. Up to 50% of heart attacks and strokes are triggered by oral pathogens. The dental professional plays a vital role in the screening, prevention, and management of heart disease. 

  • Discover the latest statistics on heart disease
  • Review nitric oxide and the vital role it plays in oral and systemic health
  • Identify best practices for screening patients for heart disease
  • Evaluate practical approaches to a heart-healthy diet
  • Investigate home care therapies to reduce periodontal disease and promote heart health 

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