According to a report published in the latest issue of the European Journal of Pre-Venture Cardiology, this study was conducted on people aged 40 to 79 who had never complained of heartburn or had a heart attack. The population was 161,286 who were included as volunteers in 2003 and 2004 for this study.
Each of these volunteers was kept in regular observation over the next 10 and a half years, keeping in mind their general lifestyle, weight, illness, and general hygiene habits.
At the end of the study, it was found that volunteers who had their teeth cleaned three or more times a day, had an average of 10% chance of having heartburn, and a 12% chance of having a heart attack. Why did this happen?
Little is currently known about this, but it is estimated that harmful microbes (bacteria) in the mouth do not increase their numbers due to repeated teeth cleansing. Otherwise, their numbers increase in the mouth and they enter the bloodstream in the stomach, and can be harmful to the blood vessels from the heart to the heart.
Some experts believe that the role of dental hygiene in the health of the heart is getting stronger over time, but it is premature to say that keeping the teeth clean protects the heart. More research is needed to come to this final conclusion.
It should be noted that an uncontrolled heartbeat is called “arterial fibrillation” in a medical language which can lead to sudden closure, stroke, and dementia.