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Improved oral hygiene care is associated with decreased risk for atrial fibrillation and heart failure
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | Posted in GEHA Connection Dental Network News

Poor oral hygiene can cause a short-term presence of bacteria in blood as well as systemic inflammation, two mediators of atrial fibrillation and heart failure. In a 2020 population-based cohort study, the association of oral hygiene care with the previously noted heart conditions was investigated.


Association between oral hygiene and metabolic syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | Posted in GEHA Connection Dental Network News

Metabolic syndrome (MetS), a group of conditions that increase risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, is a growing public health concern worldwide: it is estimated to affect around 25% of the global population. Several risk factors for Meets have been identified, including oral diseases, which are primarily caused by poor oral hygiene.


GEHA Dental claims reviews
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 | Posted in GEHA Connection Dental Network Provider Newsletter

GEHA Dental claims reviews


Managing dental anxiety
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 | Posted in GEHA Connection Dental Network News

Dental anxiety is a common issue among American adults — nearly 80% of adults feel anxiety before dental treatment. As a result, patients may experience physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral responses, as well as avoid the environments that stimulate these negative feelings, increasing the likelihood of missed dental appointments.


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