Heart Health

The Tooth About Heart Health

Here’s a seldom known fact about our heart health you may not have heard. There is a relationship between our oral health and our heart health!

In fact, one study suggests that brushing our teeth twice a day for at least two minutes may lower our risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. Nitza Alvarez, cardiologist at Tri-County Heart Institute explains how our oral health can have an impact on our cardiovascular health.

Also, If you’re looking for more ways to a healthier heart, you can join Dr. Alvarez every second Saturday of the month for Walk With a Doc. Participants will enjoy a brief presentation on an important health topic followed by a “walk-at-your-own-pace” lead by Dr. Alvarez.

Passion For Prevention

Heart disease is the leading cause of death, but it's not inevitable. While you can't change some risk factors, such as family history, there are plenty of ways you can reduce your risk.

We caught up with Dr. Nitza Alvarez from the Tri-County Heart Institute, as she made her way through Lake County in February, during American Heart Month, sharing her passion for education on our country’s number one killer of both men and women.

If you’re looking for more ways to a healthier heart, you can join Dr. Alvarez every second Saturday of the month for Walk With a Doc. Participants will enjoy a brief presentation on an important health topic followed by a “walk-at-your-own-pace” lead by Dr. Alvarez.