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Having good oral hygiene may be even more important as new research indicates that bacteria in the mouth or intestine can contribute to a process called atherosclerosis. As a result, blood flow could be reduced which puts people at risk for suffering a stroke or heart attack.
The new findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, suggest that bacteria in plaque in the mouth and gut is associated with the production of white blood cells that cause swelling.
For the study, scientists from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden used methods to determine the amount of bacteria in the plaque buildup of 15 patients who had poor heart health as well as 15 healthy controls. The researchers discovered that bacteria can enter from various places in the body, including the mouth. As a result, this contributes to inflammation associated with atherosclerosis.
Although the investigators suggested that further research should be conducted, people could consider receiving dental care to prevent plaque buildup and bacteria in the mouth. There are ways that individuals can seek low-cost coverage for oral treatment. Discount dental plans provide affordable plans for these people and their families.
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