Regular dental visits may do more than keep your chompers shiny. New research suggests that getting your teeth professionally cleaned and scraped or "scaled" just once may help reduce the risk for heart attack and stroke.
Researchers looked at more than 100,000 adults in the Taiwan national health insurance database -- half of whom had never had their teeth scaled and half of whom had.
Link to full article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/13/dental-cleaning-stroke-heart-attack_n_1088943.html?ref=healthy-living
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