Presence of periodontopathic bacteria in coronary arteries from patients with chronic periodontitis.

Marcelino SL, Gaetti-Jardim E Jr, Nakano V, Canônico LA, Nunes FD, Lotufo RF, Pustiglioni FE, Romito GA, Avila-Campos MJ. Department of Stomatology, University of São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Abstract In this study the presence of periodontopathic pathogens in atheromatous plaques removed from coronary arteries of patients with chronic periodontitis and periodontally healthy subjects by PCR was detected. Our results indicate a significant association […]

The Missing Link Between Heart Disease and Dental Health

by  HeartHawk Sunday, January 04, 2009 For years there have been hints and hypotheses that heart disease and periodontal (gum) disease are associated or share common factors.  Among the more humorous notions held by the uninformed press and public was that heart plaque and tooth plaque were somehow the same thing.  That dubious notion notwithstanding there […]