Danish Scientist Nicklas Brendborg: ‘Keeping your mouth clean is one of the few easy things you can do to extend your life’

"Because we can see these weird correlations between pathogens of the mouth and then the development of cardiovascular diseases and dementia. It is pretty easy to prevent these bacterial infections by removing the food in which they breed from the mouth. So if you remove the food, you decrease the likelihood that you have an overgrowth of these bacteria. People who get inflammatory conditions of the mouth have an increased risk of getting blood clots, getting dementia, of dying early. These risks can be avoided by cleaning two to three minutes a day. Just keep your mouth clean. Remember to brush your teeth and use dental floss."