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More Reasons to See a Dentist Regularly: Health Benefits Go Beyond the Pearly Whites

Apr 13, 2011 06:34PM

A study led by a University of California researcher gives women an extra incentive to visit their dentist regularly. Data collected from nearly 7,000 participants suggests that women who receive regular dental care reduce their risk of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems by at least one-third. The findings, published in the journal Health Economics, compared people who visited the dentist during the last two years with those who did not.

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