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Cardiovascular issues and oral health: what is the correlation?

Advances in Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine: Open Access
Carolina dos Santos Santinoni, Gabriel Leonardo Magrin, Marco Aurélio Bianchini, Gláucia Santos Zimmermann, Cesar Augusto Magalhães Benfatti, Ricardo de Souza Magini 


More than half of the world’s population has some type of cardiovascular disease, the most prevalent being high blood pressure. Several mechanisms correlate high blood pressure with periodontitis (a disease that affects the supporting tissues of the teeth). The purpose of this editorial is to comment on these mechanisms and present current scientific evidence on the topic.


cardiovascular diseases; periodontitis; heart disease risk factors