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Poor Oral Health Associated With Higher Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

Yet another recent clinical study that found “people who lost two or more teeth” during midlife had “a 23 percent increased risk of cardiovascular disease” regardless of other risk factors, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure. Some reasons for the increased risk may include inflammation, modifying dietary intakes or changing bacterial compositions in the mouth or gastrointestinal systems.


At the same time this clinical study came out, the European Society of Cardiology reported research presented at a conference called CardioVascular Biology 2018 that suggests “good oral hygiene may help recovery after acute cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and aortic dissection.” The research stated “the study in mice found that the bacteria that cause gum disease (periodontitis) also impair the healing of blood vessels.”

This is particularly important because this connection around healing of blood vessels and persons with gum disease has not been widely known, and it furthers deepens the relationship between gum disease and cardiovascular disease.

What can you do? Like a broken record, let me say the following: brush, floss, and receive regular professional care on a time frame particular to your personal needs. Things like “electric” toothbrushes, mouthwashes, toothpastes, oral irrigators, and more won’t substitute for good, basic care. We’re here to help!

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Survey Finds 30% Of Millennials Brush Teeth Only Once A Day

Fox News (2/23, Dadourian) reported that research commissioned by an oral care startup found 30 percent of millennials “brush their teeth just once a day.” The survey of 2,000 Americans also found “the average person had gone more than two days at a time without brushing their teeth at least once a day.”

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Are fruit-flavored teas and flavored water OK for your teeth?

Sipping acidic drinks such as fruit teas and flavored water can wear away teeth and damage the enamel, an investigation by scientists has shown.

The King’s College London team found that drinking them between meals and savoring them for too long increased the risk of tooth erosion from acid.

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Frequent Consumption Of Acidic Beverages Damage Teeth

Flavored waters and other acidic beverages may affect dental health. In fact, a recent study showed that 100% of the beverages purchased in grocery store (there were 379 different beverages purchased!) caused moderate to severe erosion of the teeth, since all of the beverages were acidic, meaning that they all had a low pH. [ Continue reading this post ]

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