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Help Your Heart, Brush Your Teeth

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People who take good care of their teeth are less likely to have heart disease, according to a new study at the University of Bristol.

Poor dental hygiene causes bleeding gums. This allows bacteria to enter the bloodstream and can lead to heart disease.

Dentists recommend that people brush their teeth after each meal, change their toothbrushes every three months and see a dentist twice a year.

Source: Society for General Microbiology

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bloodstream: the blood flowing through a circulatory system, Random House Unabridged Dictionary.

Comments

  1. I think some of the so-called professors from the University Bristol are very tired.Because they spent a lot of vim to help many facilities ,including the dentists’,and the toothpaste & toothbrush factories to cry out as commercial spokeman.In fact,brush your teeth before and after meal will be more ok,hehe.

  2. Recently I found a good dentist.His idea made me moved.My teeth were fixed a lot… whenever there was a cavity.The number of them is 19!!It is the averege of 63 years-old-person’s ones.He is wondering if the gum would be worse from the cured places.
    Bad dental hygiene is awful!I will brush my teeth after meal and few snacks and not eat late at night!!Oh!dear!For going on a diet,too!