A recent study found that losing 2 or more teeth during middle age could mean that you at high risk of cardiovascular disease.

Key takeaways:

– There is a clear link between cardiovascular disease and poor oral health.

– Tooth loss in middle age appears to raise the risk of cardiovascular disease.

– Gum disease and poor diet can lead to tooth loss.

Regular check-ups with a dentist can help identify and treat any oral issues quickly.

“Tooth loss in middle age is tied to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease”

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Dr. Gerald O'Connor B.D.S., N.U.I. (hons) (Principal Dentist & Owner)

Dr Gerald O’Connor qualified with honours from University College Cork in 1998, where he achieved his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree and was awarded the Kerr Prize for Restorative Dentistry. Following his qualification, he spent 6 years gaining experience in a dental clinic in Essex before buying his own practice in 2004. Dr O’Connor quickly added a second location in 2006 and formed the Oak Dental Group.

After returning to Ireland in 2013, he set up Killiney Dental with his long-time partner Rosemarie. Gerald has a wealth of experience in dentistry with a vested interest in modern, evidence-based solutions. He enjoys implementing new dental treatments that are minimally invasive for patients without compromising their desire for an idealised smile. Dr O’Connor currently serves on the Irish Dental Association’s Quality and Patient Safety Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys films, music, fiction writing and being anywhere in sight of the sea.