Good Health Blog

Some good reasons to smile!

- January 10, 2012

A recent published study analyzing 100,000 people from 2007 has demonstrated that regular visits to the dentist for tooth cleaning may provide more than just a brighter smile. According to the study people who had their teeth professionally scraped and cleaned at least once a year had a 24% lower risk of heart attack and 13% lower risk of stroke compared with those who had never had a dental cleaning.

The theory is that professional tooth cleaning appears to reduce inflammation-causing bacteria that can lead to heart disease.

So if you have your teeth professionally scraped and cleaned one a year you have lots of reasons to smile!