Brushing your teeth three times a day could lower the risk of heart failure

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Brushing your teeth three times a day could lower the risk of heart failure by reducing harmful bacteria in the mouth, new study finds South Korean scientists examined link between oral hygiene and heart problems They composed a study involving 161,000 people aged between 40 and 79 Findings were independent of factors including age, sex and financial status

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Published: 01:35 GMT, 2 December 2019 | Updated: 07:47 GMT, 2 December 2019

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Brushing your teeth at least three times a day could lower the risk of heart failure by more than 10 per cent, a major study has found.

Researchers linked it to a lower risk of heart failure and atrial fibrillation, a condition that causes an irregular heart rate.

It is thought that frequent brushing reduces bacteria living between the teeth and gums, preventing it entering the bloodstream. 

Brushing your teeth at least three times a day could lower the risk of heart failure by more than 10 per cent, a major study has found (stock image)

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