How brushing your teeth could help prevent a heart attack (The Telegraph)

The Telegraph’s Sarah Knapton writes about how oral health can seriously affect your general health, in ways you may not expect. Read an excerpt below.

‘Brushing teeth thoroughly to remove plaque could help prevent heart attacks and strokes by reducing inflammation in the body to levels close to what can be achieved by statins, a new study suggests.

Scientists in the US conducted a trial to see if a special toothpaste, which highlighted plaque on the teeth could help heart health.

Several studies have shown that people with diseased gums are also more likely to suffer heart disease but it had never been shown that good dental health could lower the risk.’

Read Sarah Knapton’s full article at The Telegraph.