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NEWS AND IDEAS FOR A HEALTHY MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT

Margena A. Christian

by Margena A. Christian, February 07, 2012

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Teeth Cleaning Does the Heart Good

A trip to the dentist can give you one more thing to smile about: Data presented at the American Heart Association’s scientific meeting found that people who had their teeth professionally cleaned had a 24 percent lower risk of heart attack and a 13 percent lower risk of stroke compared to those who never had a cleaning. A professional cleaning seems to reduce inflammation-causing bacterial growth that can lead to heart disease.  

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