Brushing teeth helps stave off heart disease

September 11th, 2008 @ 3:24pm
by Bob McClay/KTAR

A recent British study revealed that people with poor oral health care are two times more likely to develop heart disease.

"The bacteria from your gums can actually enter your blood stream, and cause you to have an increase of bacteria in your arteries, which will increase the plaque build-up in your arteries," said Dr. Bicky Tran, a Scottsdale dentist.

"That's how heart disease occurs."
Tran recommends brushing your teeth at least three times per day, and getting regular dental checkups. An easy method for getting a lengthy brush is to do so while watching television.



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