Your heart is one of the most important organs in your body; it is the engine room of your body and pumps the blood throughout to keep you going. To maintain its efficiency, you need to nourish it with a balanced diet and exercise it to keep it strong and healthy, and you must also retain a good level of oral hygiene. Good oral hygiene each day can not only keep your mouth healthy, but your heart too; brushing, flossing and the use of a decent mouthwash can prevent things from going wrong in your mouth, such as the development of plaque and tartar. If these get a hold, then you will come face to face with tooth decay and then gum disease, and the latter of the two is the biggest danger to your heart. If gum disease kicks in, it starts to infect the bloodstream immediately with poisons that are then moved around your body and deposit themselves in the heart. Over a sustained period of attack, your heart will soon become diseased and then you are in grave danger of it failing. If you identify with any of these issues, contact the experts, Clifton Dental over in Bristol. They serve the Swindon area and can give you detailed information about the links between oral hygiene and the heart.