Saturday, July 17, 2010
Brushing Your Teeth reduces heart diseases
Men, smokers and diabetics must take much care
Besides preventing decays, gingivitis and other mouth diseases, brushing your teeth is good to your heart. That’s what a Scottish study recently published by the British Medical Journal states: not brushing your teeth at least twice a day can increase the risk of heart disease up to 70%.
The study showed that smokers and other sick men suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity used not to brush their teeth at least twice a day.
Heart diseases can be linked with gum problems which inflammation may provoke arterial obstruction and lead to heart diseases. “The study results confirm what some experts already suspected: that some mouth diseases are related to cardiovascular complications”, states Eduardo Rollo Duarte, dentist and periodontics.
It’s more and more proved that mouth health is absolutely pivotal not only to avoid teeth problems as well as to make the whole body and its vital organs work perfectly.
Author: Dr. Eduardo Rollo Duarte
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