Why Brushing Your Teeth is a Must
With throat cancer making headlines throughout the summer due to actor Michael Douglas’ diagnosis, it was revealed that he had contracted the cancer, not via tobacco or alcohol, but from human papillomavirus (HPV).
The Center for Disease Control reported that nearly 60% of oropharyngeal cancers—cancers of the throat, tonsils, and base of tongue—are related to HPV.
Cancer Prevention Research has revealed a new way to keep this cancer at bay: brushing your teeth. Oral health is an independent risk factor for oral HPV infection.
Brushing your teeth twice daily can also prevent a heart attack. Scientists have linked failure to keep teeth clean with higher chance of heart problems, recently
concluding that those who rarely brush their teeth are 70 percent more likely to suffer from heart disease than those who brush twice a day.
Brush your teeth!
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