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The Link Between Poor Dental Hygiene and Heart and Brain Diseases
Proper dental hygiene is not only essential for our teeth but also for the whole body. Bad bacteria from the mouth can easily enter the bloodstream and cause inflammation wherever it spreads. Therefore, bad teeth threaten with many health issues such as respiratory infections, erectile dysfunction, pregnancy complications, dementia, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and even cancer. Let’s figure out how poor dental hygiene affects heart and brain health. Poor Dental Hygiene and Heart Problems A new study found that tooth brushing three times a day can reduce the risk of heart failure by more than 10%. Researchers at Ewha Women's University in Seoul, South Korea, have studied whether improving oral hygiene can affect the risk of atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Scientists evaluated data from more than 160,000 participants aged 40 to 79 years, who at the beginning of the study didn’t have diagnosed atrial fibrillation or...
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