Mouthwash May Bump Up Your Blood Pressure

Mouthwash May Bump Up Your Blood Pressure

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Vidcast: https://youtu.be/bLgAUHPUvnk Using popular mouthwashes may cause your blood pressure to jump up significantly.  Dentists and cardiologists at the University of Texas report that the antibacterial agent in mouthwash, chlorhexidine, prevents the normal oral bacteria from metabolizing ingested nitrates into the nitric oxide that plays a key role in normalizing blood pressure. The investigators recruited subjects from the faculty, staff, and student populations in order to study their oral ... See More

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