Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Frequency and duration of tooth brushing is associated with endothelial function

Decreased frequency and duration of tooth brushing is a risk factor for endothelial dysfunction

Literature - Matsui S, Kajikawa M, Maruhashi T, et al. - Int J Cardiol 2017;241:30–34

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Not only high frequency but also long duration of tooth brushing is associated with a better endothelial function. These results imply that adequate tooth brushing may be beneficial for the prevention of CV events, although further studies are needed to determine whether an increased frequency and duration of tooth brushing improves endothelial dysfunction.

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