Paying attention to your dental hygiene and health -- especially your gums
-- may pay you back with more than a gleaming, healthy smile and manageable
dental bills. It may keep your heart healthy too.
However, experts emphasize that the keyword is may. Cardiologists and
periodontists, the dentists who treat gum disease, have long debated the link
between dental health and heart disease. But the issue still isn't completely
resolved, says Robert Bonow, MD, past president of the American Heart