Middle-aged adults with poor oral health are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This is a class of heart and blood vessel diseases like stroke, clots coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries.


– Avoid dental-related CVDs by brushing your teeth two times daily and visiting the dentist for regular assessments and cleanings.

– You can reduce the risk of CVD by quitting tobacco, eating a balanced diet, and exercising.

– Also consult the dentist about getting dental implants to replace your missing teeth.

Protect your teeth by wearing a mouthguard to sports and treating teeth grinding.

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.