Previous studies had shown that those who suffer from gum disease are more prone to heart disease, but what is new in this regard?
The results of a new study have shown that paying attention to dental hygiene is an important component of stroke and heart attack prevention.
Where the researchers conducted an experiment using a toothpaste called (Plaque HD) and it has been shown to reduce inflammation in the body, which is measured by calculating the percentage of C-reactive protein, which is an indicator of the occurrence of some heart attacks and strokes as well.
Previous studies have proven that people with gum disease are more likely to have heart disease and that taking care of oral and dental health can constitute a protective factor against the risk of these diseases. As it has been proven that those who use this paste have 29% lower levels of inflammation than those who use the regular paste.
Professor Charles Hennekens, of Florida Atlantic University, said that he believes that this study may have a political impact on millions who use some types of drugs such as statins, aspirin and beta blockers, which are the main factor in reducing the incidence of heart disease.
He added that it is simple in terms of what to do and can have a major impact on health with no known side effects.
This study was published in the American Journal of Medicine and in the opening title the journal wrote, “Can toothpaste reduce heart attacks and strokes?” And cardiologist Dr. Joseph Alpert said that there is great importance for this. Results and their timing.
And he was recalling the advice of his father, his dentist, before he embarked on learning medicine on the importance of keeping teeth clean because it has a strong effect on heart attacks and strokes.