Keep that smile

2019-03-07 04:03:18

Aspirin may help you keep your teeth by preventing periodontitis. This inflammatory condition, which affects 10 per cent of the world’s population, destroys bone and connective tissue in the jaw, causing teeth to fall out. Now researchers at the University of Adelaide Dental School have found that men who take daily low doses of aspirin to prevent heart attacks suffer less from periodontitis. The researchers speculate that these low doses—about a sixth of those used to treat headaches—work by blocking the action of prostaglandin E2,