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Timing of Toothbrushing Makes a Difference When it Comes to Heart Health


In a study of 1,675 patients, researchers found that those who brushed their teeth before bed had a decreased risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event than those who brushed their teeth only in the morning or not at all. The study was composed of those age 20 and older who were inpatients at a university hospital in Japan. Researchers suspect that the bacterial load within the oral cavity proliferates overnight due to a reduced salivary flow during sleep. This emphasizes the need to brush teeth before heading to bed.  Click here to read more.

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