You should chew sugar-free gum 'to avoid your teeth rotting'

Chewing gum after meals could help you avoid tooth decay by producing more saliva and washing away harmful germs (but scientists say it must be sugar-free) Scientists looked at 12 studies dating back 50 years to come to their conclusion  Works by producing more saliva which rinses away acid that forms when we eat Artificial sweeteners also trigger immune response […]

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Gum disease linked with higher risk of hypertension

People with gum disease (periodontitis) have a greater likelihood of high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a study published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Senior author Professor Francesco D’Aiuto of UCL Eastman Dental Institute, UK, said: “We observed a linear association—the more severe periodontitis is, the higher the probability of hypertension. The […]

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