Want to live longer? Brushing your teeth multiple times a day could be the answer to better heart health

According to a new study, brushing teeth three or more times a day ensured that a person had a lower risk of atrial fibrillation and heart failure! Read on. 
Want to live longer? Brushing your teeth multiple times a day could be the answer to better heart healthWant to live longer? Brushing your teeth multiple times a day could be the answer to better heart health
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Brushing teeth is now part of a daily routine that most people don't put much thought into. It is almost mechanical to brush teeth as soon as one wakes up and in many cases, before heading to bed at the end of the day. It not just enables one's breath to smell fresh and get rid of the odor but also protects the teeth from decay and other diseases that affect the teeth and gums.  But, a new report suggests that that's not all brushing teeth does. It also helps in saving your life! 

The new study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology suggests that brushing teeth keeps in check the bacteria which causes inflammation. This bacteria is known to threaten the health of the heart and put it at risk.  According to the study, the researches who conducted the study looked at 160,000 participants belonging to the Korean National Health Insurance System who were aged between 40 and 79 who didn't have a history of any heart problems whatsoever. 

Daring back to 2003 when the research was conducted, they performed an exam on the participants where they collected data which included their weight, height, oral health practices, illnesses, etc. 
They checked back on the patient's health ten and a half years later and found that 3% developed atrial fibrillation while 4.9 suffered from heart failure in the duration. On the other hand, the discovered that those who were brushing three or more times a day had a much lower rate with a 10% lower risk of atrial fibrillation and 12% lower risk of heart failure. 
These results held the same value as factors like exercise. body mass index, alcohol consumption, etc. were also taken into account. 

Here's how this works: Brushing teeth helps in protecting the heart by reducing the number of bacteria that is entering the bloodstream. The bacteria that enters the stream triggers inflammation throughout the body that leads to an increased risk of heart problems including heart attack and irregular heartbeats. But that is including looking after one's health. Exercise, smoking, managing stress and brushing teeth three times a day will all add up the better heart health leading to a longer life. 

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