Do you know that getting your gums healthy can be a life saving procedure ? Our artery walls which are if inflamed, release an enzyme called Lp-PLA2. High levels of this enzyme LP-PLA2 tell us clearly that you have an increased chance of heart disease or stroke. The only known factor that changes this enzyme level is gum disease. In other words, the presence of gum disease increases this enzyme level, and absence decreases it, nothing else does! This is the most powerful fact to relate gum disease to heart disease. Just the way you exercise and diet for healthy heart, make sure you visit your dentist at least every 6 months and do your best home care by brushing and flossing at least after your breakfast and after dinner. Electric tooth brushes and waterpik can aid in your home oral care significantly and thereby health of your heart.