Anyone with high blood pressure should be aware of the importance of maintaining good oral health:
- High blood pressure can lead to serious health issues such as strokes, heart attacks or heart failure.
- Those who have gum disease don't respond as well to blood pressure medication as those who do not.
- People with high blood pressure should make sure they look after their teeth and see the dentist regularly.
"Patients with high blood pressure and the clinicians who care for them should be aware that good oral health may be just as important in controlling the condition as are several lifestyle interventions"
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