Oral hygiene can be a real problem when you have a limited or wired mouth opening. But here is another reason to keep your teeth clean: your heart!

Researchers in Scotland found that people who brushed twice a day had less heart disease then those who brushed less.

Clean teeth helps prevent gum disease, which causes increased inflammation throughout the body that is hard on your heart.

So keep those puppies clean! Brush, scrape, swish your way to a stronger heart.

Toothbrushing, inflammation, and risk of cardiovascular disease: results from Scottish Health Survey -- de Oliveira et al. 340: c2451 -- BMJ