According to a study published on June 23 in the journal of Hypertension, a team of researchers in Australia found a link between Periodontal Therapy and Arterial Structure of the carotid. Treatment of the periodontal (gum) disease reduced the thickness of the diseased carotid artery. “The effect is comparable to a 30% decrease in (LDL) low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level – most commonly referred to as the “bad” cholesterol.”
Another reason to make sure you dont leave your mouth “unchecked”. Dental cleanings and prevention of oral infection can improve your health!
Here is the link: http://jada.ada.org/content/145/8/802.2?etoc