• Oral health and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: A review

      Gianos, Eugenia; Jackson, Elizabeth A; Tejpal, Astha; Aspry, Karen; O'Keefe, James; Aggarwal, Monica; Jain, Ankur; Itchhaporia, Dipti; Williams, Kim; Batts, Travis; et al. (Elsevier B.V., 2021-04-05)
      Periodontal disease (PD) is common in the US and globally. Evidence suggests that poor oral health is associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD); however, this relationship has not been a major focus in clinical cardiology. This manuscript will review the growing evidence linking PD to ASCVD, including pathophysiologic mechanisms and coexistent risk factors. Public health considerations with a focus on disparities, social determinants, preventive strategies, and a call to action to reduce the burden of coincident ASCVD and PD are also reviewed.