Correlation between heart and mouth health

If you don’t pick up a toothbrush and floss on a regular basis, it might impact your smile and your overall health according to the health professionals.

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Unwashed Mass - 2/27/2013 1:23 PM
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Here’s a statement put out by the American Heart Assn.: “Keeping teeth and gums healthy is important for your overall health,” the heart association’s statement begins. “However, an American Heart Association expert committee -- made up of cardiologists, dentists and infectious diseases specialists -- found no conclusive scientific evidence that gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, causes or increases the rates of cardiovascular diseases. Current data don't indicate whether regular brushing and flossing or treatment of gum disease can cut the incidence of atherosclerosis, the narrowing of the arteries that can cause heart attacks and strokes.”
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