Oral health and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: A review.

Academic Article


  • Periodontal disease (PD) is common in the US and globally. Evidence suggests that poor oral health is associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD); however, this relationship has not been a major focus in clinical cardiology. This manuscript will review the growing evidence linking PD to ASCVD, including pathophysiologic mechanisms and coexistent risk factors. Public health considerations with a focus on disparities, social determinants, preventive strategies, and a call to action to reduce the burden of coincident ASCVD and PD are also reviewed.
  • Keywords

  • Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular prevention, Oral health, Periodontal disease
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    Author List

  • Gianos E; Jackson EA; Tejpal A; Aspry K; O'Keefe J; Aggarwal M; Jain A; Itchhaporia D; Williams K; Batts T
  • Start Page

  • 100179
  • Volume

  • 7