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Regularly Brushing Your Teeth Could Help Prevent a Heart Attack

Posted in: Dentistry, by thecourtyardclinic, on 10th November 2016 | 0 comments
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Brushing Teeth 2 300x200Plaque-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.

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