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Woman's Own - - HELLO & WELCOME -

Dr Nigel Carter, chief ex­ec­u­tive of the Oral Health Foun­da­tion, shares his ad­vice…

1 Heart dis­ease

‘When you have gum dis­ease, bac­te­ria from the mouth can get into the blood­stream, re­sult­ing in clots be­ing more likely to form.’

2 Can­cer

‘Twice-daily brush­ing is also a great op­por­tu­nity to check for any­thing in your mouth that is out of the or­di­nary.’

3 Pneu­mo­nia

‘Gum dis­ease means more bac­te­ria can move from your mouth to the lungs, lead­ing to chest in­fec­tions.’

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