Brushing your teeth could lower blood pressure

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If you have high blood pressure, it may be time for a trip to the dentist.
A study published by Buffalo University finds a link between hypertension and dental hygiene.
Researchers looked at over 36-thousand women and their dental records for over ten years.
The group finds participants who lost teeth were about twenty percent more likely to develop high blood pressure.
Younger women were more likely than older ones to have the condition.
Researchers believe losing teeth can change a person's diet, increasing the risk for hypertension or heart disease.
They recommend people regularly brush teeth, and schedule cleanings at the dentist.



 
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