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Mouth bacteria & stroke link

Last Updated: 15 December 2018

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Mouth bacteria & stroke link

Like many people, you’re probably aware of the oral benefits of brushing your teeth regularly - less tooth decay, nicer smelling breath, whiter teeth… But do you ever think about the benefits of good oral health on the rest of your body? 

Recent research has found that not only is poor oral health linked to increased risk of heart disease, but there is also a link between certain bacteria in the mouth and stroke.

Worryingly, the type of bacteria investigated in this latest study is apparently found in 10% of the general population. So to stay on top of your health, reduce your risk of tooth decay and also look after your heart and brain health, remember to brush regularly, floss and limit intake of sugar. 

 

Written by Ruth Tongue
(MSc Nutrition)

 
Source:
http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/heart-disease-oral-health

 

Categories:
Disease
General health
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