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Health Tip of the Day

Good Dental Hygiene Important for Heart Health

It's important to brush and floss twice a day. New research indicates that gum disease caused by poor oral hygiene can result in pain and tooth loss, contribute to heart disease and lead to stroke, says the American Academy of Periodontology. People with gum disease can have nearly twice the risk of a fatal heart attack as those with healthy gums.