Regular teeth scaling helps in preventing heart strokes – study


Updated Trends: For years dentists have always been telling people about the benefits of getting teeth professionally cleaned regularly. A new study says that regular cleaning of teeth gives a radiant smile and also decreases the risk of heart attack or stroke.


The recent study was presented at the American Heart Association in Orlando, Florida and was conducted by the Veterans General Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan. Researchers observed that people who regularly got their teeth cleaned and scraped by a dentist or a dental hygienist had a 24 percent lower risk of stroke when compared to those who had never been for a dental scraping.

For the study, more than 1,00,000 people were observed for an average of seven years. The researchers said that people should get their teeth scraped at least twice in the year and had called it ‘occasional’ if it was less than two times in a year.

Emily Chen, a cardiologist from the Veteran General Hospital, said that protection from heart diseases and stroke was pronounced in the participants who had got the tooth scaling done at least for once in a year. The professional tooth scaling helps in reducing the bacterial growth, that can lead to heart strokes.