Tip of the Week: Brush Your Teeth!

HeartHawk
By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2011-09-10 22:47:00 -0500
Started 2011-08-24 22:56:20 -0500

Listen to your parents - brush your teeth. Here is another good reason. Numerous studies have shown an association between tooth brushing and heart disease. Here is a recent in depth study on the subject for those interested in the nitty gritty.

http://www.heartconnect.com/news-articles/345...

Here is the bottom line. Brushing twice a day (or more) is optimal. Those who never or rarely brush have a 70% greater risk of heart disease. Besides, think of what it will do for your smile!

HH


2 replies

raven2005
raven2005 2011-09-10 19:20:25 -0500 Report

I have to wonder if this isn't part of the reason for my cardiac issues. Thanks to genetics, illness and meds; my teeth have literally fallen apart over the last 5 or so years and it didn't matter how much I brushed or flossed etc because I was nearly obsessed with caring for my teeth and it still didn't help. I've been getting work done over the last 6 months and am going to have an entire top plate very soon. I can only hope it helps some what. I can say that it drastically changes a persons eating habits. Missing teeth and excruciating pain make it so a person is limited in what they can eat. That alone can cause heart problems…I cant wait to be able to eat like a normal person and for my health again!!

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-09-10 22:47:00 -0500 Report

raven,

Amen to that! Sometimes you can do everything right and still have problems. The answer is always to just do what it takes!

HH

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