Individual and Family Discount Dental Plans, Affordable Dental Care Starting at $79.95 a Year!
Join Now: Call 1-888-632-5353
M-F 8am – 10pm | Sat 9am – 6pm | Sun 10am – 5pm EST
Columbus Day Sale: 15% Off & 1 Month FREE. Offer Ends 10/12, Act Now! Use Promo Code NINA191
Great Read? Great :DentalPlans!
Find Your Perfect Plan Today!

you are > Dental Health Articles > Heart and dental health connected

Heart and dental health connected
Updated: 11/6/2009 2:59:52 PM

Heart and dental health connected The results of a new study suggest that dental care providers could play an important role in saving the lives of individuals who are at risk of having a heart attack.

A study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association involved 200 patients whose dentists used a computer system to calculate the risk of them dying from a cardiovascular event in the next 10 years. Half of these patients were men, and half were women.

The system measures risk in people over the age of 40 by considering their sex, total cholesterol level, blood pressure, smoking status and date of birth. Individuals who were found to have a 10 percent risk of attack or higher were instructed to see a heart specialist. The researchers discovered that 12 men and no women were at this level of risk.

"With emerging data suggesting an association between oral and non-oral diseases, and with the possibility of performing chairside screening tests for diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, oral health care professionals may find themselves in an opportune position to enhance the overall health and well-being of their patients," said the researchers.

Nine of the 12 men who discovered they were at risk followed their dentist's instructions to go seek medical advice.

As advances are made in dental care, it seems taking care of teeth is becoming increasingly connected to maintaining a good level of overall health.

For more information on discount dental plans call 1-888-632-5353ADNFCR-1507-ID-19448469-ADNFCR

© 2009 Brafton Inc.

The materials and articles published on are for informational purposes only. Although strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and makes no commitment to update the information on expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on Decisions based on information contained on are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.

Nothing on constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to with or without’s knowledge.


Dental Care & Health Articles
AC Dental Care Articles (41)Affiliate Marketing (2)Affordable Care Act Articles (1)Audience (1)Bonding (2)Commentary (1)Cosmetic Dentristry (15)Dental (7)Dental Care News Feed (21)Dental Costs (5)Dental Health (21)Dental Insurance (1)Dental Plans (39)Dental Work (7)Dentist (19)Dentures (2)Individuals (484)Money (1)Oral Surgeon (1)Orthodontist (1)Pediatric Dentist (1)Procedures and Services (7)Surgery (1)Teeth Whitening/Bleaching (7)Unemployed (8)Veneers (1)


is Searching for
in ZIP Code

Join. Save. Smile.®


About Us

About Us
Press Center

Find A Plan

Plan Finder
Dentist Finder
Plans for Business
Plans By State
Email Me Info

Let Us Help

Contact Us
ObamaCare Dental
Dental Information Center
Account Access
Site Map

:DP Programs

For Dental Professionals

Savings & Updates

Sign up if you would like to receive
occasional treats

Let's Get Connected

Like Us on Facebook Add Us to Your Circle on Google+ Read Our Blog Follow Us on Twitter
Follow Us on Pinterest View Our YouTube Channel    
Savings plans are NOT insurance and the savings will vary by provider, plan and zip code. These plans are not considered to be qualified health plans under the Affordable Care Act. Please consult with the respective plan detail page for additional plan terms. The discounts are available through participating healthcare providers only. To check that your provider participates, visit our website or call us. Since there is no paperwork or reimbursement, you must pay for the service at the time it’s provided. You will receive the discount off the provider’s usual and customary fees when you pay. We encourage you to check with your participating provider prior to beginning treatment. Special promotions including, but not limited to, additional months free are not available to California residents or on Fully Insured Plans. Note – not all plans and offers available in all markets.

© 1999-2015, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Patents Pending.
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Refund Policy

Click for the BBB Business Review of this Dental Service Plans in Plantation FL