Regular Tooth Brushing Keeps Heart Disease At BayMay 30th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 30, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Failing to brush your teeth regularly may give you more than a bad breath now. Studies have revealed that regular tooth brushing helps to ward of heart diseases thereby prolonging your life by a number of years.
The results of the study has been published in the British Medical Journal and emphasized that people who brushed their teeth at least twice every day were relatively risk free as far as heart diseases were concerned
While a lot of research had been carried out on this particular aspect there had been no concrete findings so far. The data of over 11,000 adults from Scotland was sampled by Prof. Richard Watt who found out the direct link between oral hygiene and heart diseases.
Blood samples as well as the family history, medical records and life style habits like smoking and drinking were considered. Obesity was another factor that was taken into account. Surprisingly, the instances of heart diseases increased with the less frequency of tooth brushing even when all the other factors remained constant.
However, the studies failed to point out whether poor dental hygiene can be ascertained as a perpretor of heart disease or merely aggravated a heart condition. Professor Watt insisted that further studies would be required to substantiate that fact.
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