Our moms have told us since before we can remember that we need to brush our teeth to keep them healthy and strong. What they never told you, is that brushing your teeth is actually good for your heart’s health as well.
Poor oral hygiene often leads to chronic oral infections (known as periodontal disease), which cause increased levels of inflammation throughout the body. Over time, this can severely damage your cardiovascular system and contribute to the development of heart disease.
A recent study has found that when compared to individuals who brush their teeth twice a day, those who brush any less than that are at a 70% increased risk of heart disease.
So take mom’s advice and brush those pearly whites. It may just help keep you around for a few more years.