Brushing teeth 3 times a day can lower heart failure risk

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That is on the grounds that brushing their teeth keeps irritation causing microbes in their mouth in line - and similar microscopic organisms can compromise an organ that is a long way from the mouth: the heart. But, a new report suggests that that's not all brushing teeth does. The American Dental Association prescribes brushing 2-3 times each day (particularly after dinners), supplanting toothbrushes at regular intervals, getting their teeth expertly cleaned, and flossing on an every day (or possibly week by week!) premise. The bacteria can seep into the blood, which causes inflammation in the body. The participants had no prior history of common heart problems like irregular heartbeats, or heart failure. Info was collected on height, weight, laboratory tests, diseases, lifestyle, oral health, and oral hygiene behaviors. Then, they were tracked over a period of 10 years. "Healthier oral hygiene by frequent tooth brushing and professional dental cleaning may reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation and heart failure", they write.

The incidence of these diseases was measured independently of a number of factors such as age, gender, socio-economic status, regular exercise, alcohol consumption or body mass index.

While the study did not investigate mechanisms, one possibility is that frequent tooth brushing reduces bacteria in the subgingival biofilm (bacteria living in the pocket between the teeth and gums), thereby preventing translocation to the bloodstream.

If you don't brush, bacteria can build up, especially in the gums. That bacteria can wreak havoc on rest of the body, causing system-wide harm.

Senior author Dr. Tae-Jin Song of Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, told Newsweek: "Atrial fibrillation and heart failure are major cardiovascular problems".

Whereas the role of inflammation within the occurrence of heart problems is turning into increasingly more evident, intervention research is needed to define methods of public health importance.

Brushing their teeth isn't a surefire swap for other known heart wellbeing techniques. Taking ordinary exercise, stopping smoking, and overseeing pressure would all be able to profit. Scientists believe it could protect the heart.

For those that already follow their clinicians' advice, the study finding lines up with current clinical guidelines.

Aims: Poor oral hygiene can provoke transient bacteremia and systemic inflammation, a mediator of atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Improved oral hygiene care is associated with decreased risk of occurrence for atrial fibrillation and heart failure: A nationwide population-based cohort study.

The study, published Sunday in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, looked at the health records of more than 150,000 middle aged to elderly Korean residents who had taken part in an earlier screening program and had no pre-existing heart disease.

An accompanying editorial states: "It is certainly too early to recommend tooth brushing for the prevention of atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure".

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