2. Ignoring our dental hygiene
There has been quite a lot of research pointing to various mouth bacteria contributing to problems elsewhere in our bodies. One such example is an article in the BMJ Journals which shows how high-risk periodontal pathogens can contribute to pathogenesis and atherosclerosis – hardening and narrowing of our arteries.
From there, the road to a heart attack is quick and painful. So, while we all hate going to the dentist, we shouldn’t be postponing those regular check-ups indefinitely.