Regular teeth brushing linked to healthier hearts

Heart Health
Your mom told you to brush your teeth at least twice a day. Now comes another study proving mom right. Long-time readers know that in at least one past blog, I've discussed the cardiovascular benefits of dental and gum health. Now comes a report from Reuters Health claiming "People who don't brush their teeth twice a day have an increased risk of heart disease." This new study adds scientific weight to 19th and 20th century theories about oral health and chronic disease. British researchers studied nearly 12,000 adults in Scotland and found those with poor oral hygiene had a 70 percent extra risk of heart disease compared with those who brushed twice a day and who were less likely to have unhealthy gums. People with gum disease are more likely to…
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