Brushing Your Teeth May Reduce the Chances of Heart Failure

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Brushing Your Teeth May Reduce the Chances of Heart Failure

It’s becoming increasingly evident that oral health is deeply intertwined with the rest of the body, and a new study reinforces just how much. This new study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology suggests that simply brushing the teeth could prove beneficial toward heart health.

Using a group of more than 150,000 adults with no history of major heart issues, participants were evaluated for about a year and received ongoing medical exams. These exams took into account factors such as how often the participants brushed their teeth. The ones that brushed their teeth at least three times a day ended up showing a ten percent lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AFib), an abnormal heart rhythm disease that causes the heart’s atrial chambers to beat rapidly and irregularly. The disease may increase the risk of heart failure, stroke as well as other diseases such as the brain disease dementia.

While the study was accompanied by an editorial stating that it’s too early to determine whether recommending teeth brushing will help to prevent AFib, the study may reinforce just how important it is to brush the teeth every day.

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