Brushing your teeth twice a day could save you from a heart attack. Scientist say those who fail to keep their teeth clean have a higher chance of suffering heart problems
In the study, researchers from University College London analysed data for more than 11,000 people, with an average age of 50, taking part in the Scottish Health Survey.
The experts found that those who never or rarely brushed their teeth were 70 per cent more likely to suffer heart disease than those who brushed twice a day. Poor oral hygiene was also linked to low-grade inflammation in the blood.
We can say with certainty that if people brush their teeth twice a day with flouride toothpaste, visit the dentist regularly and restrict sugary snacks to mealtimes, this will go a long way towards keeping their teeth and gums in a healthy state for life
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