The mouth is a doorway to bacteria that can not only infect the teeth and the gums, but also other parts of the body. Many heart problems need particular precautions when it comes to caring for the mouth and the teeth. If someone has suffered from a heart attack, high blood pressure, angina, stroke, or congestive hear failure, the condition should be discussed with the dentist or the physician prior to dental procedures.

Someone with heart disease should be responsible for maintaining a healthy mouth by practicing good oral hygiene and regularly visiting the dentist. It would be also important to follow the physician’s or the dentist’s instructions when they prescribe special medications such as antibiotics.

The information above should be used as a reference only. Any medical decision should not be taken before consulting a health care professional.

The masculine gender may have been more used in the article, but without prejudice, to make reading easier.

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