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Put some bite into heart disease prevention

Updated: February 01, 2007

Put some bite into heart disease prevention

Although the connection between oral health and cardiovascular health is still up in the air, taking care of your teeth pays off for other reasons.

The billions of bacteria and other microscopic critters living in your mouth influence the health of your teeth and gums, not to mention the sweetness of your breath. Can they also affect what goes on in your heart, blood vessels, and bloodstream?

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