Brushing Your Teeth Prevents Heart Attacks

Brushing your teeth prevents more than just cavities. It can also prevent heart attacks. This news was confirmed by a recently published article in the British Medical Journal.Baby brushing teeth.

Authors studied 11,000 people who were part of the Scottish Health Survey, which lasted more than 8 years. During that time 555 heart attacks occurred and 170 people died from heart attacks within the study. 

Brushing teeth was broken down into three categories, those who: brushed less than once a day, brushed once a day and brushed twice a day.  Those who didn't brush their teeth daily were more than twice as likely to experience a heart attack compared with those who brushed twice a day.

People who brushed less than once a day also had elevated blood markers for inflammation including C-Reactive Protein and fibrinogen.

So, brush your teeth twice a day. It will brighten your smile and keep you smiling for years to come!