Dental Screenings Linked to Lower Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

Dental Screenings Linked to Lower Heart Disease, Stroke Risk
By DR. MIRJANA JOJIC, ABC News Medical Unit
Nov 13, 2011
Going to the dentist can be stressful, frightening and painful — but it may also help your heart.
Research presented Sunday at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) annual conference in Orlando, Fla., suggests that not only do frequent dental cleanings ward off plaque and gum disease, but they can also reduce risk of heart disease and stroke.

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