Toothbrush Routine Can Reduce Risk of Heart Failure, So How Many Times a Day?

Toothbrush Routine Can Reduce Risk of Heart Failure, So How Many Times a Day? - Many Indonesians have eating habits and unhealthy lifestyles that have the potential to cause heart failure. Most of them do not pay attention to the contents of the food eaten every day.

Such as salt consumption should not be more than 2 grams per day, while Indonesians consume 15 grams per day. Likewise, with the use of sugar and fat, which should be limited to 50 grams and 67 grams. Indonesians consume more than that every day, which increases the risk of disease, including heart failure.

Of course, the excessive content causes oral hygiene is not maintained so that oral health will be disrupted. Poor oral hygiene can increase bacteria in the blood and cause inflammation in the body. Inflammation increases the risk of atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) and heart failure.

Toothbrush Routine Can Reduce Risk of Heart Failure, So How Many Times a Day?
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According to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, brushing your teeth can reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Brushing your teeth three times a day can clean the bacteria in subgingival biofilms (bacteria that live between the teeth and gums) that block blood flow, thereby reducing the risk of atrial fibrillation by 10 percent and reducing the risk of heart failure by 12 percent.

The study was based on factors of age, gender, socioeconomic status, diet, body mass index, and comorbidities such as hypertension. A retrospective cohort study examined the relationship between oral hygiene and the occurrence of these two conditions.

Reporting from The Health Site, Thursday (05/12/2019), as many as 161,286 participants of the Korean National Health Insurance System, aged 40-79 years, there was no history of atrial fibrillation and heart failure. They underwent routine medical examinations in 2003 and 2004, in the form of checking height, weight, laboratory tests, illness, lifestyle, oral health, and oral hygiene.

"We studied large groups for a long time to strengthen our findings," said one of the researchers, Dr. Tae-Jin Song from Ehwa Woman's University, Seoul, South Korea.

The Oral Health Foundation recommends brushing, especially at night and at least once during the day. Besides, toothbrushes must also be replaced every two to three months.
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