Did You Know? Gum Disease is Serious as a Heart Attack

Just recently, Flax Dental collaborated with the Queen of Hearts Foundation to promote awareness about the mouth body connection between women’s heart disease and gum infection.

Here are some important facts to know:

  • More than 500,00 women die of heart disease annually-breast cancer deaths are estimated at 40,000-making heart disease the number one killer of women
  • According to many past and recent research studies, it has been shown there are two obvious cardiovascular biomarkers caused by gum disease-C-reactive protein (CRP) and Lipoproteinassociated Phospholipase A2 ( Lp-PLA2).
  • Any gum disease that is diagnosed and treated early enough has enormous impact on improving the chances of decreasing heart disease

At a recent event in our office we raised funds to help QOHF continue their outreach educational services. Their founders, Katy Attebery and Carmen Perez are very passionate about saving lives. We are proud to be associated with them.

We hope you will join them too–not just helping yourself, but also helping a friend.

Changing lives and saving them adds so much energy and gratitude to what we do every day at Flax Dental.

We hope everyone can be just as lucky.

Until next time, keep smiling right


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  1. Dear Hugh,

    Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the VIP/Patient Appreciation Evening. It was teriffic. It really is all about awareness, education and information. You accomplish this in your dental practice. That’s what the Queen of Hearts Foundation is all about, too. Awareness. Education. Information. It’s all about women and their heart health. If your heart isn’t beating, then St. Peter is the only one who is going to see your smiile! We share the goal of helping others stay heart healthy and smiling. The Queen of Hearts Foundation looks forward to working on many more projects in the future!!

    Comment by Katy Attebery on March 24, 2009 at 12:05 pm

  2. @Katy Attebery


    The pleasure was all ours. It’s amazing that more people do not know about the dangers of heart diease in all of us–especially women—as well as the highly documented fact that there is a “mouth body” connection. It’s exciting know that our mutual concerns are so intertwined and we could do some amazing things to SAVE LIVES as well as improve them.
    Looking forward to serving your group in the future.


    Comment by Dr.Flax on March 25, 2009 at 9:22 am

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