From the Daily Mail 14/11/2011
Visiting a dental hygienist isnt just good for your teeth - it could also protect your heart, researchers claim.
They found that those who have their teeth professionally cleaned and polished at least once a year cut their risk of a heart attack by nearly a quarter.
And they are 13% less likely to have a stroke compared to those who never have had the treatment.
A separate study found that those with fewer than 21 teeth were 2/3 more likely to have a heart attack.