Here is an important message frm Mirelez Wellness Dental in Fresno: brushing your teeth twice a day may reduce your risk of heart disease.
Scientists, dentists, and cardiologists have known for many years that there is a link between inflammation in the mouth (gum disease) and heart problems, However, a recent study evaluated oral health habits and heart disease risk. Science Daily reported on the study which was published in the British Medical Journal:
“The authors, led by Professor Richard Watt from University College London, analyzed data from over 11,000 adults who took part in a Scottish Health Survey. The research team analyzed data about lifestyle behaviors such as smoking, physical activity, and oral health routines.”
Here’s the crucial part:
“Once the data was adjusted for established cardio risk factors, the researchers found that participants who reported less frequent toothbrushing had a 70 percent extra risk of heart disease compared to individuals who brushed their teeth twice a day.”
The Scottish survey is one of many that substantiates the link between oral health and overall fitness. Simply put: you aren’t healthy unless your gums and teeth are healthy.
At Mirelez Wellness Dental in Fresno, we want the best possible dental health for all our patients. We are a holistic practice, and offer a full range of family dentistry services, as well as dental implants. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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