Studies continue to show a clear link between our oral health and general health. Poor oral health is associated with various conditions such as Alzheimer's, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A number of studies have looked at the links between high blood pressure and oral hygiene in particular.

Key takeaways:
- Recent studies indicate that good oral hygiene may boost your general health.
- People who have advanced gum disease have a far greater risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.
- Overuse of antibiotics or mouthwash can kill off good oral bacteria and increase blood pressure.

Studies continue to demonstrate the links between good oral hygiene and better general health so it's really important to maintain your smile. See your dentist for regular check-ups and advice on how to use mouthwash safely. Brush and floss your teeth regularly because your health may depend on it!

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