Close X
Get more out of WDDTY.com
by joining the site for free
Free 17-point plan to great health
Twice weekly e-news bulletins
Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
Sign up for free and claim your
17-point plan to great health
Free 17-point plan to great health

Twice weekly e-news bulletins

Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
OR

If you want to read our in-depth research articles or
have our amazing magazine delivered to your home
each month, then you have to pay.


Click here if you're interested
Helping you make better health choices

In shops now or delivered to your home from only £3.50 an issue!

Subscribe!

Check your mouth to discover your chances of heart disease
About the author: 
WDDTY Team

What are your chances of developing heart disease?

What are your chances of developing heart disease? Just look in your mouth to find out. People with bad teeth or bleeding gums are far more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease-and dental problems may not just be a warning sign, they could even be the cause.

The link between bad teeth and gums-known as periodontal disease-and heart disease is strong, say researchers from the University of Uppsala in Sweden, who analysed the overall health and lifestyle of 15,000 heart patients.

Of these, 16 per cent had no teeth, and 41 per cent had fewer than 15 teeth remaining. Around 26 per cent said their gums always bled when they brushed their teeth.

The jury's out, however, over whether bad teeth are a marker for poor health generally or are a cause of heart disease.

(Source: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 2014; doi: 10.1177/2047487314530660)


You may also be interested in...

Latest Tweet

About

Since 1989, WDDTY has provided thousands of resources on how to beat asthma, arthritis, depression and many other chronic conditions.

Start by looking in our fully searchable database, active and friendly community forums and the latest health news.

Positive SSL Wildcard

Facebook Twitter

Most Popular Health Website of the Year 2014

© 2010 - 2017 WDDTY Publishing Ltd.
All Rights Reserved