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Lower your risk of heart disease: Brush your teeth
The YOU Docs
“What’s better than walking out of the dentist’s office with a mega-watt smile, the slick feel of just-polished teeth, a free toothbrush and knowing that’s over? How about a 33 percent drop in your risk for a heart attack or stroke?
Heart disease is the leadingkiller of men and women in the United States and in Europe. British researchers studied nearly 12,000 adults in Scotland found that those who don’t brush their teeth twice a day have a 70% increased risk of heart disease compared to those who brush twice a day.
It’s important to understand how your oral health impacts the overall health of your body.
When you have an infection in your mouth, your body, unfortunately, cannot remove the infection on its own – it requires intervention. Taking care of the bleeding and the infection as soon as possible is critical as it limits the time you’re exposing the rest of the body to an infection that has the potential of becoming much more serious.
The good news is you’re the pilot.”
author, Michael Altshuler
Dubuque had a beautiful sunny 75 degree weekend. What a perfect weekend to be outside. Summertime flies by fast.