Clean Teeth = Healthy Heart?

In this Reuters article by Amie N published on the Chicago Tribune website, the idea of how tooth health affects heart function and health is examined:

“Older adults who get thorough dental cleanings may be somewhat less likely to have a heart attack or stroke than their peers who are less careful about oral hygiene, a new study suggests.

The study, of nearly 22,000 Taiwanese adults age 50 and up, found that those who’d had a professional tooth “scaling” in the past year were less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke over the next seven years…”

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