Advanced Dental Care of Jacksonville
4540 Southside Boulevard, Suite 1001, Jacksonville, FL 32216

The Link Between Teeth Cleaning and Cardiovascular Health

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If you’re not visiting your dental hygienist for regular teeth cleaning, you might be increasing your heart attack and stroke risks. A seven-year study performed in Taiwan found evidence that people who have a professional teeth cleaning at least once every two years significantly lower their risks of cardiovascular events. Heart attack risk is lowered by 24 percent; stroke risk drops by 13 percent. Something as simple as getting your teeth cleaned regularly by a dental hygienist could potentially save your life.

Taiwan researcher, Zu-Yin Chen, M.D., studied the medical records of more than 100,000 patients in the country’s insurance database. About half of those studied had received at least one teeth cleaning, and the other half had never received one. At the beginning of the study, none of the patients had suffered a major cardiovascular event. However, after the seven-year follow-up study was complete, researchers concluded that people who had more than one teeth cleaning every year also had the lowest risk of heart attack and stroke.

Although the link between teeth cleaning and heart attack risk is not clear, many researchers believe that chronic inflammation is the common denominator in cardiovascular disease and gum disease. Chronic gum infection and inflammation causes periodontitis and tooth loss. Chronic inflammation in arteries narrows and hardens them; this results in strokes and heart attacks. In gum disease, chronic bacterial infection may spread to other parts of the body. A teeth cleaning removes bacteria-filled plaque and tartar from the teeth and beneath the gum line. The removal of oral bacteria and the resulting reduction of inflammation may explain the improved cardiovascular state.

To keep your heart and your teeth healthier, brush twice a day, floss daily, and have a teeth cleaning twice a year.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Jacksonville, call Advanced Dental Care of Jacksonville today at (904) 302-5840 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Jacksonville. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Jacksonville, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Jacksonville.

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Dr. Soliman and his entire staff are always so professional and friendly, I can’t imagine going anywhere else for my dental care. I’ve been a patient for almost 20 years. Thank you Dr. Soliman!
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Every single person in that office is kind, the office is clean, they are always helpful
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Excellent dentist, outstanding support staff and overall a good experience.
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Everyone in the office is very friendly and helpful. They to everything they can to help you feel comfortable and relaxed. The doctor explains everything before he does it and makes sure you are […]
Sharon R.
Always a great visit! The hygienist was great at working with me and even warmed the water being used to decrease tooth sensitivity. Her awareness and response was greatly appreciated.
Ruby F.
The staff is very professional.
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Everyone here is amazing, and very friendly. Great experience.
Mary A.
Dr. Soliman and his staff are really at home friendly. I feel very comfortable, not at all intimidated. Glad I found them.
Mark C.
I have been a patient for many many years. The overall integrity of the doctor and staff is the reason that I keep coming back.
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everyone was sooooo nice .i have visited other doctor’s office but they dont compare to Dr.Soliman office im glad i made the visted. Thanks you…
Billie B.
Your service is excellent!! From the staff to the doctor it is outstanding!
Elizabeth K.
Pleased with the staff.
Mark C.
Everyone at this office is so kind and considerate. I had some anxiety about visiting the dentist, but Dr. Soliman and the entire staff have done such a wonderful job making me feel comfortable. They […]
Rachel D.
Amazing hygienist!!
Nina I.
Good quality care
Vera P.
I loved the visit. Everybody treated me very well and I had a wonderful visit although it was going to the “dentist”.
Steven Y.
Dr. Soloman is awesome! He takes his time with each patient and is very caring.
Sarah R.
Got taken on time, hygienist was very nice and I did not have to wait long for the doctor to come in and see me.
Vivian B.
The dentist and assistant were so nice and helped keep me calm when I was having a panic attack while the dentist was removing a broken tooth.
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The staff is very friendly, they make you feel comfortable, and the doctor is fantastic!
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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