Good Oral Health May Have Cardiovascular Benefits.

Following a review of data from the Korean National Health Insurance Service-National Health Screening Cohort concerning nearly 53,000 hypertensive patients, researchers report that participants who developed five or more dental caries during an eleven-year time frame were 37% more likely to have a stroke or heart attack. On the other hand, those who brushed at least twice a day reduced their risk for poor cardiovascular outcomes by 12%. Journal of Hypertension, February 2022

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