Healthy teeth for a healthy heart

Could regular teeth brushing and check ups reduce your risk of having a heart attack? Some health professionals are convinced that good oral health can lead to a healthy heart. Here’s the dental news excerpt from ABC Health and Wellbeing:

There’s no denying the importance of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. But does your oral health also affect your general health?

As a child, you learn that brushing and flossing your teeth is essential if you want to avoid tooth decay and have healthy gums. But could keeping your gums healthy also help to reduce your risk of having a heart attack?

The idea of a link between oral health and the heart has been around for a century. But it’s only been in the last 20 years that some health professionals have taken this link seriously enough to recommend dental care as a way of reducing your risk of heart disease.

They believe that there is a connection between serious gum disease and atherosclerosis, which causes heart disease. (Atherosclerosis is the build-up of fatty deposits on the lining of artery walls that can lead to blood clots, it’s also known as hardening of the arteries.)

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