A recent study presented to the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2011 has reaffirmed that professional tooth scaling was associated with fewer heart attacks and strokes. Among more than 100,000 people, those who had their teeth scraped and cleaned by a dental professional had a 24% lower risk of heart attack and 13% lower risk of stroke compared to those who had never had a dental cleaning. The participants were followed for an average of 7 years.
Professional tooth scaling has shown to reduce inflammation-causing bacterial growth that can lead to heart disease or stroke.
Article from Dentistry Today, January 2012