ScienceDaily (May 27, 2010) — Individuals who have poor oral hygiene have an increased risk of heart disease compared to those who brush their teeth twice a day, finds research published on the British Medical Journal website.
Larrondo Dentistry wishes a Happy and Healthily New Year to all, and encourage all our dental patients and friends to brush twice daily since it may help lower their risk of heart disease. California scientists, dentists, and cardiologists have known for many years that there is a link between inflammation in the mouth (gum disease) and heart problems.
The Science Daily article provides information about the team at the University College in London, how they analyzed data from over 11,000 adults who took part in a Scottish Health Survey. The research team analyzed data about lifestyle behaviors such as smoking, physical activity, and oral health routines. The team concluded:
“Once the data was adjusted for established cardio risk factors, the researchers found that participants who reported less frequent tooth brushing had a 70 percent extra risk of heart disease compared to individuals who brushed their teeth twice a day.”
This Scottish survey is one of many that confirm the link between oral health and overall health. Simply put: you aren’t healthy unless your gums and teeth are healthy.
Our friendly team at Larrondo Dentistry will help keep your oral health and overall health beautiful for 2012 and for the rest of your life. It starts with just a call to 951-925-6596 or a stop at our office at 160 S. Santa Fe Street here in Hemet.
Again, we wish you a Happy New Year!