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A new preliminary research from Taiwan indicates that if a man doesn’t maintain good oral (mouth) hygiene, he may be toying with his ability to maintain good erection.

The scientists warn that poor dental hygiene may hamper a man’s ability to get hard.

The researchers warn that men who suffer from erectile dysfunction are 79 percent more likely to have been diagnosed with chronic periodontal disease than men without ED.

Chronic Periodontal Disease is an infection that occurs when the gums pull away from the teeth, creating deep pockets that harbour bacteria and allow infection to spread to the bone surrounding the teeth.

Urologists say that chronic inflammation caused by gum disease may damage the endothelial cells, which form the lining on all of your blood vessels — including those in the penis.

“The endothelial damage can result in impaired blood flow, leaving you unable to get erection,” says a urologist, Dr. Larry Lipshultz.

The bottom line: Brush your teeth twice a day — in the morning and before bed. And if you notice some problems with your teeth, visit your doctor.


Source: The Punch newspaper

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