05 Dec Brushing your teeth can keep your heart healthy
New research finds that brushing the teeth three or more times a day significantly reduces the risk of atrial fibrillation and heart failure.
The bacteria in our mouths may hold the key to many facets of our health.
For instance, some studies have found oral bacteria in the blood clots of people receiving emergency treatment for stroke, and experts have linked severe gum disease with a significantly higher risk of hypertension.
Conversely, destroying “friendly” oral bacteria that help maintain a healthy and balanced oral microbiome could disrupt blood pressure levels and also lead to hypertension.
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