Episode 42: The Heart of the Matter (Part 3) - Why our mouth matters for our heart

In the final episode of our 3-part series on lifestyle medicine for the heart, Dr Shanny Chang, dentist at Junction Family Dental Care, shares why our oral health matters for our heart. Our gums are an extension of our skin and damage to our gums can lead to the spread of bacterial infection and inflammation in other parts of our bodies, including the heart.

This series was presented at a Lunch with the Doctor event in partnership with the Downsview Seventh-day Adventist Church in Toronto, Canada. Lunch with the Doctor is a free community event featuring delicious plant-based food and engaging health talks by doctors on lifestyle medicine.


Junction Family Dental Care

Gum disease and the connection to the heart (Harvard Health)

The Lifestyle Is Medicine podcast is produced by Pathways to Wholeness Lifestyle Medicine in Toronto, Canada. Pathways is a medical centre that promotes wholistic health through lifestyle medicine. Pathways provides compassionate, evidence-based medical care at two clinics in Toronto: the North York Lifestyle Medicine Clinic and Junction Lifestyle Medicine Clinic. Learn more at: www.pathwaystowholeness.ca

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