Not Brushing Your Teeth can cause a Heart Attack

Carol By Carol, 7th Sep 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Research has found this to be true, but there are other reasons that cause a heart attack or stroke.

Not Brushing Your Teeth can cause a Heart Attack


What a scary thought that is. Previously it was assumed that not brushing your teeth might make you unpopular with other people if you suffer from bad breath, but scientists have now discovered if you don’t brush your teeth, you are at risk from a heart attack.

There is a common bacteria, which has been found to be responsible for causing tooth plaque and gum disease. It can enter the body via bleeding gums. Once it is absorbed in the bloodstream Streptococcus bacteria deposits a clot-forming protein, which has been known to lead to heart attacks and strokes.

The British Dental Association welcome this new evidence that oral hygiene is so important. Their advice is to avoid fatty and sugary foods, and brush twice a day using fluoride toothpaste, and visit your dentist regularly.

British Heart Foundation are more cautious. They suggest that a healthy diet, exercise, and not smoking are the best way of avoiding heart attacks and strokes. Whoever is right, one thing is for sure, we all need to take care of ourselves in the best way we can to prolong a healthy life

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Brush, Dentist, Gum Disease, Heart Atack, Oral Care, Prevent, Regularly Plaque, Stroke

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I am a proud mother and grandmother, and an author. I have had 7 books published. My hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing badminton. I try to raise more awareness of autism with my writing.

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author avatar Brenda Shelton
8th Sep 2010 (#)

Very interesting.

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