Save your Teeth, Save your Heart

It has been suggested that your heart health is related to your dental hygein.  If that’s the case,  then it’s just gotten easier to keep not only your teeth on the up an up, but so too your overall health.

In their experiments, Dr. Valdir Gouveia Garcia from Sao Paulo State University and colleagues divided 120 rats with induced periodontal disease into four groups of 30, and tested the effects of a compound called methylene blue on the disease. Methylene blue is a photosensitizer that can get inside germs and kill them, too some extent without light but more powerfully when activated by light.

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