Brushing twice a day could protect your heart


Rinse, gargle, spit – keep brushing those teeth, because the benefits extend beyond those pearly whites. The BMJ brings us an article from de Oliveira and colleagues, which suggests that brushing your teeth less than twice a day increases your risk of cardiovascular events.

The study of 11,869 patients included 555 cardiovascular events, and in those who reported poor oral hygiene (brushing less than once a day), the hazard ratio was 1.7. 

Read the article here – after you brush your teeth. 


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