Good dental hygiene to avoid heart attacks!  

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12/7/2005 8:47 am

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Good dental hygiene to avoid heart attacks!

a recent stufy showed those with good dental hygiene avoid a heart attack risk! so it is not just for appearance sake. The inflammation causes irritation to the blood vessels and leads to heart attacks is the theory:

Bad Teeth May Signal Risk For Heart Attack
Elderly persons with active root caries, a type of tooth decay, have an increased risk of having irregular heart beats.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society- A total of 125 generally healthy individuals over the age of 80, living in urban, community-based populations were examined. Researchers discovered that persons with three or more active root caries had more than twice the odds of cardiac arrhythmias of those without.

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