To be as brief as I can - five years ago I had a mild heart attack and am on lifelong medication. From time to time I get palpitations which have no other symptoms and are usually triggered by stress. I'm currently away from hom which often triggers me due to travelling and being in an unfamiliar environment.
I also for various reasons have neglected my teeth, and recently enrolled with a dentist to assess the damage. I am due to have some work done (filling, cleaning and something my dentist tells me is halfway between a crown and a filling). He recommended I get an electric toothbrush which I have been using twice a day for a couple of days.
Mt dentist told me that tooth health and heart health are linked, which none of my doctors - GP or cardiologist - have ever mentioned. Has anyone had any experience in that respect? I'm currently getting bad palpitations - ie intense but with no other symptoms - and wonder if it's related to using the electric toothbrush (it's a pro 3 and pretty vigorous). This may be a stupid question, but is plaque from your teeth similar to plague that deposits in your bloodstream?