Yet again, some preliminary research is showing how closely intertwined the teeth are to the rest of the health of the human body. Some new research suggests that losing teeth may be associated with a higher risk of heart disease.
The researchers discovered that even people with a few missing teeth had a greater chance of developing heart disease, even when taking into account factors like age, weight, race, dental visits, and whether or not the person used tobacco or consumed alcohol.
Although the research is only preliminary, it once again reinforces how important to make oral health a priority. Regular brushing and flossing combined with a healthy diet may help with enjoying a better quality of life as a person ages.
To read more about the study, visit https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2019-10-04/fewer-teeth-higher-risk-of-heart-disease.
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