The standard advice is to brush twice a day, once in the morning and again in the evening. And to floss at least once.
Pretty easy… about five minutes total per day. Yet most people DON’T follow it.
But if you’re one of the rare folks who DO brush twice and floss once, I’ve got some news. You might still be falling short.
And in this case, missing out won’t just lead to painful dental problems such as tooth loss and gum disease. It could hit you where it really hurts…
Not in the kisser, but right in your heart!
Brush MORE for the ultimate ticker protection
The link between your teeth and your heart It might seem surprising at first. But it’s not at all controversial in the world of medicine.
In fact, we’ve seen that connection (and more) confirmed in study after study. The better your dental health, the lower your risk of heart attack, heart disease, stroke, cancer, dementia, and more.
You see, the same germs that rot your teeth and gums can find their way INSIDE your body. They often slip in through bleeding gums.
Once inside, they travel around using your arteries like highways. And they end up causing problems wherever they go.
But the bad news doesn’t end there. There’s also dangerous inflammation to contend with.
Dental problems… especially gum disease… can trigger all over inflammation. And that type of system-wide inflammation is a major risk factor for all kinds of diseases and illnesses, including those heart problems I already mentioned.
Now, the new study reveals that good brushing habits mean doing MORE than following those tired old twice-a-day guidelines. It appears you should aim for three times a day instead.
The study found brushing three times a day could cut your risk of two major killers…
- heart failure by 12 percent
- atrial fibrillation by 10 percent
Make it 3 for better dental and heart health
Bafflingly, the researchers behind the study said that despite their results, it’s “too early” to recommend brushing three times a day for heart health.
It’s true, it’s just one study. So we do need more research to confirm the results.
But the connection between dental and heart health is well known. And what’s the harm here?
Given the other benefits of proper dental care, there’s no need to wait for more research. The only “risk” is that you’ll have cleaner teeth, fresher breath, and a lower risk of tooth loss and gum disease.
Go ahead and add in a midday brushing. You can even make your own effective, all-natural toothpaste for pennies by mixing baking soda with a little three percent hydrogen peroxide. Mix until you get just the right texture then brush away.
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