Brushing Could Help Reduce the Risk of Heart Attacks and Strokes

doctor smiling and heartDentistry Today reports that a recent 3-year study conducted by researchers at Columbia University, revealed that brushing regularly reduces and could eliminate atherosclerosis (fatty deposits in the arteries) and therefore hinder the risk of a heart attack or stroke. The correlation is gum health. Participants in the study who brushed regularly had healthy or improved the health of their gums, which according to the study, in turn affected the health of their arteries.

Research has also shown that poor dental hygiene could lead to a whopping 700 strains of bacteria entering the bloodstream affecting health in multiple ways.

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So get brushing my friends! To make sure you’re brushing correctly and effectively, check out our article, Are You Brushing Correctly?, and help lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke!

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