For Your Heart’s Sake, Go to the Dentist!

Who would have thought that proper tooth care could actually preserve the health of your heart?

ScienceDaily reports Taiwanese researchers have shown that having teeth scraped and cleaned by a professional on a regular basis can effectively lower the risk of a stroke and heart attack by 13 percent. The study, based on seven-year observation of more than 100,000 people, was reported to the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2011.

The reason is that professional tooth scaling can reduce the build-up of bacteria that cause inflammation and heart disease. So going to the dentist isn’t just good for your mouth, but it can also have an effect on your overall health.

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