A new study, conducted in South Korea, showed that brushing teeth more than twice a day may reduce the risk of heart failure by more than ten percent, according to the British "Mirror" website.
The researchers found that brushing your teeth three or more times per day is associated with a lower risk of heart failure and atrial fibrillation - a heart condition that causes an irregular heartbeat.
The reason for this is that brushing the teeth frequently reduces the bacteria that live in the sinus between the teeth and gums, preventing them from entering the bloodstream.
Current studies show that poor oral hygiene leads to bacteria in the blood, causing inflammation in the body.
Inflammation increases the risk of arrhythmias and heart failure, as the heart's ability to pump blood or relax is diminished.