Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day or… Heart Disease?

by Lauren Meyers on June 7, 2010 · 0 comments

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Do you brush your teeth twice a day? If not you are putting yourself at risk for heart disease.

According to BBC News, a Scottish study used more than 11,000 adults linked research done between gum disease with heart problems. Proper oral hygiene is one factor in great heart health. Inflammation in your mouth can clog your arteries and trigger a heart attack.

Factors that are risk factors for heart disease are obesity, smoking, social class, family history and oral hygiene. Oral hygiene is the highest factor in all those, people with bad oral hygiene can increase their risk of developing heart disease by 70%.

Judy O’Sullivan, senior cardiac nurse at British Heart Foundation, said: “If you don’t brush your teeth, your mouth can become infected with bacteria which can cause inflammation.

Having a hard time getting your oral hygiene under control? Find a dentist near your home who can help get you back on track.

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