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Regular teeth cleanings could cut heart attack risk: Study
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People who visit the dentist regularly to have their teeth cleaned may lower their risk for heart attack or stroke, new research suggests. The finding is to be presented Sunday at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting, in Orlando, Fla. Heart disease in the news

Sugary drinks may pose heart risk Small hospitals safe for angioplasty patients Athletes not screened for heart risks Teeth cleaning could cut heart risk New drug cuts deaths after heart attack In following more than 100,000 people with no history of heart problems or stroke for an average of seven years, researchers from Taiwan found those who had their teeth scraped and cleaned by a dentist or dental hygienist at least twice a year for two years had a 24 percent lower risk for heart attack and a 13 percent lower risk for stroke compared to those who never went to the dentist or only went once in two years.