Brush Teeth Twice Daily Can Protect Your Heart

Brush your teeth not only help maintain the cleanliness of the mouth and teeth.Diligent brushing teeth twice a day can prevent someone from having a heart attack.The scientists said that people who are lazy and mouth dental hygiene have higher chances of suffering from heart problems.

This strengthens the evidence that gum disease makes a person more susceptible to heart disease.However, this study is the first time reveal the link between heart disease with tooth brushing habits.Researchers found the bacteria that enter from the mouth into the bloodstream to activate the immune system. This will make the artery walls inflamed and narrowed or create an accumulation of fat in the arteries, causing further narrowing.

A study found that people who never or rarely brush their teeth have a 70 percent chance of suffering from heart disease than people who are diligent brushing teeth twice a day.

In previous studies, researchers found that healthy teeth and bad gums could bring 700 types of bacteria enter the bloodstream. This condition can certainly increase the risk of heart attack regardless of whether that person is healthy or not.

In this study, researchers from University College London analyzed data on more than 11,000 people with an average age of 50 years. Participants were asked to answer the question how often brush their teeth and visit the dentist.

After 8 years later there were 555 cases of serious heart problems with 170 fatal cases. Apparently got people who never or rarely have a chance to brush my teeth by 70 percent to suffer from heart disease. This condition will be exacerbated if a person has obesity, smoking or unhealthy life patterns.

"Our results strengthen the link between oral health and heart disease risk, this suggests that brushing your teeth also has an important role to heart health," says researcher Professor Richard Watt, as reported Dailymail.

Professor Damien Walmsley, scientific adviser of the British Dental Association revealed that there are some studies linking various health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and even dementia associated with poor oral health.

However, further research is still needed to confirm whether this is just coincidence or did the exact cause.

"Whatever the correct result would be, we can say with certainty that the diligent brushing your teeth twice a day is an important thing to maintain healthy teeth and gums and make other organs remain healthy," said Prof Walmsley.

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