Oct 22, 2010 3:42 PM by News First 5

Brush your teeth to help your heart

A study published in the British Medical Journal found that brushing your teeth twice a day not only keeps your breath fresh -- it may also help your heart.

Researchers at University College London studied data from over 11,000 adults and found those who did not brush their teeth often had a 70 percent increased risk for heart disease compared to those who brushed two times a day. The researchers adjusted for factors that have been linked to heart disease, like obesity, smoking and family history of heart disease.

The researchers used data from the Scottish Health Survey.

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