Heath news: A survey out today has “proved” that everyone who does not clean their teeth at least twice every five minutes is going to die of heart disease before they are five years old.
Leaving aside the hyperbole it seems, though we we have not seen the figures yet, that people who clean their teeth less often are at a slightly higher risk of suffering from heart disease.
Which kind of suggests the old Scottish habit of sending a young person to the dentists to have all their teeth pulled “so they’ll be nae more trouble tae ye” as a twenty first birthday present might have been a better idea than anyone suspected.
On the other hand having their teeth yanked out early did not stop the Scots having the highest rate of heart disease of all British regions.
OO – er missis, have we stumbled on yet another “scientific” survey based on entirely false logic? Did the survey fail to consider that people who can’t be arsed bruhing their teeth might perhaps also smoke and drink heavily, eat lots of fry ups and take aways and generally have unhealthy lifestyles?