Comment: Avoid dentistry? How exactly does it "disorder" blood flow?

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Avoid dentistry? How exactly does it "disorder" blood flow?

I'd love to hear this "disorder of blood flow" claim explained more thoroughly.

On the contrary, there is ample evidence demonstrating an association between periodontal disease and atherosclerotic disease. Here are just a few of these studies.

Matilla et al (1989): Case-control study (100 myocardial infarction cases/102 healthy controls). Used Total Dental Index to assess burden of oral infections (caries, periapical lesions, periodontitis). Revealed significant association between poor oral health and MI (odds ratio: 1.5)

Desvarieux et al (2005): Examined linkage between subgingival bacterial burden and carotid artery atherosclerosis in cohort of 1056 subjects. Study revealed a significant direct relationship between periodontal pathogens (A.a., P.g, T.forsythia., T. denticola) and atherosclerosis.

Jimenez et al (2009) looked at same Normative Aging Study subjects, found positive relationship between periodontal disease and stroke.

Good dentists work with patients to help them help themselves.