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Hidden tooth infections may be warning sign of heart disease

In the Journals Gum disease has been linked to a greater risk for heart disease, but a study published online July 27, 2016, by the Journal of Dental Research suggests a type of tooth infection can be just as dangerous. University of Helsinki researchers found that acute coronary syndrome is 2.7 times more common among people with infections at the tip of a tooth root even if they have no tooth symptoms. Acute…

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