Scientific evidence increasingly confirms the importance of dentists in the detection of heart disease risk, various studies having been carried out over the years that show the relationship between periodontitis and cardiovascular conditions.
According to the president of SEPA (Spanish Society of Periodontology), between 25 and 40 per cent of the Spanish population suffer from periodontitis, these individuals being therefore more susceptible to heart disease.
Owing to the aforementioned, in Spain, SEC (Spanish Society of Cardiology) and SEPA have joined forces with the objective of conveying to dentists how to detect heart disease risk and emphasise the importance of correct oral health habits to their patients. At the same time, all cardiologists are being made aware of the main signs and symptoms of periodontitis and will also explain to their patients how important oral health is.
From now on in Spain, dentists also look after our hearts.