Pacific Dental Services, a leading dental and medical support organization, is taking steps to recognize February as American Heart Month with a focus on oral health awareness.
The organization is launching several initiatives this month that highlight the growing link between oral health and heart health, such as providing interactive CPR demonstrations to prepare team members in case of an emergency and distributing Generations of Smiles, an educational magazine that aims to teach the public about the link between oral health and overall health.
According to a study by Harvard Health, those with periodontal disease are two to three times more likely to experience a stroke or heart attack.
"Just as we prioritize heart health this month, addressing periodontal disease early has shown to reduce cardiovascular risk," said Stephen E. Thorne, founder and CEO of Pacific Dental Services.
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