New science discoveries of the past few years point to yet another simple way you can substantially reduce your chance of developing heart disease or stroke. Even if the walls of your arteries have already begun to thicken and block blood flow, this easy and relatively inexpensive method can help reverse those changes.
What’s even better is that it doesn’t involve any harmful drugs.
It’s as simple as taking care of your teeth.
The link between periodontal disease and heart disease is becoming clearer than ever.
A research team based in Italy simply provided routine dental hygiene – cleaning of the teeth and gums, without surgery or antibiotics – to a group of individuals. And sure enough, over time the scientists could measure a distinct improvement in the health of the subjects’ arteries.
If you find these results surprising, you’re not alone. The research team leader, Dr Mario Clerici of the University of Milan said, “To tell you the truth, we were really surprised by the result, but it turned up in subject after subject.”
This breakthrough information is easy to turn to your advantage. Just brush and floss your teeth twice a day and visit your dentist for regular cleanings.
This is only one of the many simple ways you can reduce your risk of heart disease and the other major killers we’ve been trained to fear.