Study: Brushing teeth could prevent heart attacks and strokes

Just in case you need another reason to brush your teeth regularly, a new study out shows that regular brushing could prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Researchers from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University determined that brushing on a regular basis could eliminate atherosclerosis, which is a buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries. Atherosclerosis is one of the major risk factors for heart attacks and strokes based on the fatty deposits blocking the flow of blood to the heart and brain.

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