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Heart disease and your teeth

The link between heart disease and poor dental hygiene has been established -- now researchers have a better idea of the mechanism behind it.

Researchers at the University of Bristol found bacteria from the mouth enters the blood stream through breaks in the gums.

The bacteria then causes blood cells to stick together forming clots, which can lead to a heart attack.

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