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    How Brushing Your Teeth Could Safeguard Heart Health

    teeth, oral health, dental health, Better teeth-cleaning has been shown to reduce the levels of C-reactive protein that is a marker of inflammation. Reduced inflammation greatly lowers the risk of heart disease.

    Key takeaways:

    •       Thoroughly brushing teeth with plaque-fighting toothpaste helps to keep gums healthy, preventing damaging inflammation in arteries which reduces risk of stroke and heart attacks.
    • Using plaque-fighting toothpaste was successful leading to a 29 percent drop in inflammation levels.
    • Other measures that help prevent accumulation of plaque include reducing sugar consumption.

    The reduction in C-reactive protein seen with the better tooth cleaning could translate into a reduced risk of heart disease, but this would require a much larger and longer-term study to prove.

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.