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For a Healthy Heart, Brush Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth twice a day—and flossing!—may do more for your body than just brighten your smile.

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    • Guidelines for Brushing Your Teeth: American Dental Association. (2019). "Brushing Your Teeth." mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/brushing-your-teeth
    • Heart Health and Tooth Brushing Study: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. (2019). “Improved oral hygiene care is associated with decreased risk of occurrence for atrial fibrillation and heart failure: A nationwide population-based cohort study.” dx.doi.org/10.1177/2047487319886018
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    Lara is a former digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She continues to contribute to HealthCentral while she works towards her masters in marriage and family therapy and art therapy. In a past life, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at WTOP.com.