Tony Cigno, a Wisconsin family dentist discusses new research that shows heart health is related to dental health.
Greenfield, WI — Jan. 2015 — Wisconsin dentist Tony Cigno recently published a new article, “Can Taking Care Of Your Teeth Help You Live Longer?” In the article, Tony shares research that declares a correlation between dental health and heart health.
As Tony says, “When it comes to heart health, you know what you need to do to keep your ticker in shape, right? You need to exercise, eat right, get good sleep, reduce stress… However, there’s another factor of heart health that may surprise you. One of the most important factors in keeping your heart healthy may be taking care of your teeth and gums. “
In the article, Tony goes on to share that while this relationship hasn’t been directly proven, there is some science that shows that the presence of gum disease, cavities, and missing teeth are just as good of predictors of current or future heart disease as cholesterol levels. Thus, aside from the general health risks of poor dental care, your heart may suffer if you neglect taking care of your gums and teeth as well. On the positive side, this is an easy factor to control and improve.
The entire article can be found HERE.
Dr. Antonio (Tony) Cigno has been practicing dentistry for 25 years. Dr. Cigno received a DMD from the Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Cigno is also finishing a Fellowship and Mastership at the Academy of General Dentistry and has written several published articles. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Functional Orthodontics, and the International Association of Orthodontics. Dr. Cigno was Wisconsin’s very 1st and Premiere Provider of Fastbraces and one of 10 senior master affiliates in the world. Committed to continuing education, Dr. Cigno has completed over 600 hours of additional courses in implant dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, fixed prosthodontics, myofascial pain/occlusion and operative dentistry. He also has another 400 hours in interpersonal communication training.
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