American Heart Month: Doctor Plotka Talks About How Oral Health Links To Heart Health

February is American Heart Month, and our favorite dentist is here to shine a light on the link between periodontal disease and heart health.

Dr. Ronald Plotka, DDS has been in the dental field for more than 40 years. He knows all too well that heart health starts in the mouth. Oral health is an indicator of overall well-being, so adopting a proper oral hygiene routine is critical.

According to Dr. Plotka, countless studies have demonstrated a link between poor oral health and systemic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, dementia, rheumatoid arthritis, and even pregnancy complications. 

The duo of plaque and bad bacteria is to blame for causing gum inflammation which has been linked to high blood pressure and coronary artery restriction leading to heart attack and other cardiovascular ailments.

“Without proper oral hygiene and necessary dental screenings, bacteria in the mouth can reach levels that cause tooth decay and gum disease,” says Dr. Plotka. “The bacteria from these conditions can be carried through the bloodstream and potentially get caught in the heart, causing an infection called endocarditis. Bacteria from the mouth is also connected to other forms of cardiovascular disease, such as clogged arteries, and stroke.”

Take control of your mouth by selecting a toothbrush, such as the one Dr. Plotka expertly invented. Doctor Plotka’s Toothbrush is hands-down a game-changer and responsible for keeping his patients on top of their dental hygiene in between visits (especially in our current times!), thereby, lowering the risk of infections and diseases.

Did you know that Doctor Plotka’s brushes eliminate 99% of bacteria, viruses, and fungi from bristles within 6 hours after brushing? And the flossing bristles go deeper than any other brush! Get a “fresh from the dentist feeling” every time. Guaranteed.

BEST. BRUSH. EVER.

  • Naturally Antimicrobial* Bristles – Infused with silver to naturally eliminate 99.9% of bacteria that grow on the bristles within 6 hours! So, every time you brush, those bristles are fresh, clean, and ready to work their magic.
  • Thin Flossing Bristles – Multi-layered bristle structure provides superior cleaning: the longer bristles, thin as a human hair, gently brush away food and plaque in places other brushes miss while the shorter, thicker bristles ensure complete cleaning of gum and teeth.
  • Soft Long-Lasting Polyester Bristles – Get up to one extra month of use thanks to polyester bristles that hold up better than the nylon bristles found in most other brushes on the market! (The ADA recommends changing your toothbrush every 3 months. The Doctor Plotka’s brush will last about 4!)
  • Dentist Developed – Dr. Ronald Plotka designed this innovative toothbrush as part of his thriving 40+ year Boston-based dental practice.

*Antimicrobial silver technology reduces bacteria buildup on bristles to keep them clean. It does not eliminate bacteria in the mouth and does not protect the user from germs or against disease.