1. Regularly Brushing Your Teeth Could Help Prevent a Heart Attack

    10th November 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    teeth, oral health, dental health, Plaque-fighting toothpaste can be used to protect heart health. These are the results of a small study looking into the effects of oral health on heart health. The effect was similar to taking stating drugs, without the side effects.

    Key takeaways:

    • Thoroughly brushing teeth with toothpaste to remove plaque helps to keep gums healthy, preventing damaging inflammation in arteries which reduces risk of stroke and heart attacks.
    • Using plaque-fighting toothpaste was successful in removing plaque with a 29 percent drop in inflammation levels.
    • Other measures that help prevent accumulation of plaque include reducing sugar consumption.

    The reduction in C-reactive protein seen with the better tooth cleaning could translate into a reduced risk of heart disease, but this would require a much larger and longer-term study to prove.

    Read the full story here

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/10/19/how-brushing-your-teeth-could-help-prevent-a-heart-attack/


  2. What Dental Problems Reveal About Your Health

    8th November 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    teeth, oral health, dental health, It is recommended that we should brush the teeth at least twice every day. Not to be forgotten are the semi-annual dental visits for checkups and to rule out any oral health problems.

    Key takeaways:

    • Cavities are caused by sugary foods and should be filled as soon as possible to prevent damage to nerves.
    • Bad breath could be a pointer to gum disease, a gut problem or post-nasal drip. A dental visit will diagnose the root cause of the problem.
    • Cankers and cold sores are a source of concern if they persist for 2 or 3 weeks. See your dentist to get the cold sores treated.

    “Research shows that infections in the mouth can travel via the bloodstream, permeating organs and your immune system,” says Dr. Habsha. “Studies have linked poor oral hygiene, tooth decay and periodontal disease to a number of illnesses, including heart and respiratory disease.”

    Read the full story here

    www.besthealthmag.ca/best-you/oral-health/4-dental-issues-and-what-they-reveal-about-your-health/


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