|Oral and dental health care extends a woman's life
is the dream of every woman looking for beauty and distinction, but according
to a recent study, the benefits of healthy white teeth go beyond just beauty, but can help you live longer.
The study, published in the
Journal of the American Heart Association, analyzed data from
more than 57,000 women, aged at least 55 years, who were monitored for 7
years. During this period, there were about 3,800 deaths and 3,589 cases of
The study found, according to the
British Net Doctor website, that periodontal
disease was associated with an increase in the rate of death from any cause by
12% and 17% in women who lost all their natural teeth. Moreover, these women
were more likely to have heart disease, and it was noted that they rarely went
to the dentist.
In a statement, study author
Michael LaMonte said: "Older women may be more likely to die from
the condition of their gums, and may benefit greatly if they do more intensive
study is among the largest that focuses exclusively on postmenopausal women,
whose incidence of complete tooth loss and heart disease is considered to be
very high nationwide," he added.
While 1 in 4 adults in the UK
admit not brushing their teeth twice a day, and a quarter of Brits say they
have not gone to the dentist in the past two years, the results of this study
are a strong reason to think.
However, Lamonte insisted that
more research is needed before a definitive link between heart disease and
other diseases can be reached.
Finally, just a small dental
problem does not mean that you are close to heart disease, but it is important
to visit the dentist when you notice any health problems in the mouth and pay attention to good oral hygiene.