Brushing your teeth twice daily may help decrease your risk of heart disease. Dentists and doctors have known for years about the link between gum disease and heart problems, However, a recent study, which we’ll share on this Fort Union Dentist in Midvale blog, evaluated oral health habits and heart disease risk.
Science Daily reported on the study which was published in the British Medical Journal.
“The authors, led by Professor Richard Watt from University College London, analyzed data from over 11,000 adults who took part in a Scottish Health Survey. The research team analyzed data about lifestyle behaviors such as smoking, physical activity, and oral health routines.”
“Once the data was adjusted for established cardio risk factors, the researchers found that participants who reported less frequent toothbrushing had a 70 percent extra risk of heart disease compared to individuals who brushed their teeth twice a day.”
The Scottish survey is one of many that verifies the link between oral health and overall vitality. Simply put: you aren’t healthy unless your gums and teeth are healthy.
At The Fort Union Dentist in Midvale we want all our patients to have good dental health. People from Salt Lake City, Cottonwood Heights, Murray, and Sugar House come to us for general and cosmetic dentistry. Call for an appointment today!
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