Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart.

Past studies have linked oral and cardiovascular health. A new study that looked at saliva samples from 1,200 women identified 15 types of mouth bacteria that were linked to either an elevated or reduced risk for hypertension. Senior author Dr. Michael LaMonte adds, “This is an interesting finding… and it tells us there may be more to blood pressure control than we understand. We need to keep an open mind.” Journal of the American Heart Association, March 2022

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