Written by Dentistry Today Monday, 14 November 2011 12:30
The best way to lower the risk for a heart attack may be visiting the dentist. A new study indicates that heart attack risk goes down roughly 25 percent with regular trips to the dentist.
The study, which comes from a research team in Taiwan, shows that basic dental cleaning lowers heart attack risk by about 24 percent and risk of stroke by roughly 13 percent.
This information was brought to the American Heart Association meeting in Orlando. The reason for the dental visits' positive impact is based on the way that inflammation can be prevented, and inflammation is something that can lead to a heart attack or stroke.