Cardiovascular disease covers a range of conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels, including strokes and coronary heart disease. Loss of teeth midlife has been linked as a possible marker of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
- A recent study was the first to centre on midlife loss of teeth.
- Adults of middle age have recently lost two or more teeth may be at higher risk of heart disease.
- Good oral health and regular dentist check-ups can reduce the risk of heart disease.
The risk of CVD can be reduced — for example, by stopping smoking, adopting a healthful diet, keeping to a normal weight, and being physically active.
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