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Posts for tag: heart health

By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
November 01, 2016
Category: Oral Health

Yes, Brushing your teeth can prevent a heart attack.Brushing teeth may prevent a heart attack

It has been known for a long time that people with bad gums are more likely to suffer a heart attack, especially if they have other risk factors like high blood pressure, obesity or family history.  The inflammation in your gums contributed to the heart disease make a heart attack more likely.  What wasn't truely know was if good hygiene would lower that risk.  The American Journal of Medicine did a study at Florida Atlantic University to find out what good brushing could do.

The good news is that it is a simple thing to do and there are no side effects.  Brushing your teeth well doesn't cause other health problems to be worse.  The simple act of brush can have a big impact in helping keep your heart healthy.

What was found was that reducing the inflammation in the gums reduces inflammation in the entire body.  Inflammation is vital in causing heart problems.  If you would like to learn more about the study, click Brushing youir teeth could hlep prevent a heart attack.

So now you have another reason to brush your teeth well and visit your dentist regularly.  If you are interested click make an appointment.

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