Experts say that cleaning teeth at least three times a day can reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 10 percent.
A recent study by Ehua Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea, has shown that cleaning teeth three times a day is directly associated with a reduction in the risk of heart disease.
Experts said that cleaning teeth reduces the risk of ‘atrial fibrillation’, which affects the heartbeat.
Dr Tai Jinsong, senior author of the study, said: “We studied a large group over a long period of time, which gave us the best results.
Experts said that by cleaning the teeth several times, the germs present in the teeth, gums and mouth are reduced, after which these germs do not enter the blood through the mouth.
Earlier, South Korean scientists studied 161,000 people between the ages of 40 and 79 to examine the link between oral health and heart disease.