Brushing Your Teeth May Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

In Scotland, researchers followed almost 12,000 adults for 8 years in a study linking good oral health with a lower risk of heart disease. After adjusting for confounding factors, people who brushed their teeth less than once a day were 70% more likely to suffer heart disease compared to those who brushed twice a day.

The researchers suggest that poor oral hygiene may contribute to “systemic inflammation.”

PositiveTip: Strange as it may seem, brushing your teeth regularly does more than just keep your teeth and gums healthy!