Poor oral hygiene raises risk of heart disease

05/28/2010 | Reuters

People who don't brush their teeth two times a day have a 70% increased risk of developing heart disease compared with those with good oral hygiene, according to a study of nearly 12,000 adults in Scotland. Researchers said people with gum disease are at a higher risk for heart problems because of inflammation, which contributes to clogged arteries.

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