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Published April 21, 2012, 11:30 PM

Hot topics: Flossing is good for the gums, but doesn’t help the heart

An expert panel of dentists and cardiologists, writing in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, says there is no evidence that treating or preventing gum disease has any direct effect on heart health. That’s a big turnaround. For the past decade, the medical establishment has been telling people that cardiovascular disease can be caused by poor oral hygiene. Why the change?

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