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Strokes & Heart Attacks

According to startling new evidence, you could be trebling your risk from strokes and heart attacks if tooth decay and gum disease go unchecked. According to these studies, good oral hygiene and regular dental checks could avoid thousands of deaths.

It is suggested that the bacteria under the gums triggers the immune system causing inflammation not only in the gums but also in the arteries and veins which makes them more susceptible to ‘furring up’, a symptom which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.