Get A Healthy, Beautiful Smile In Just Two Minutes!
There is more than dental health at stake if you fail to floss. Research suggests that the bacteria that cause gum infections can also lead to or worsen atherosclerosis, the arterial disease that contributes to heart attacks and strokes. More and more dentists are tuning into the inflammation connection between oral health and total body health. One quick solution to a healthier smile and heart is to floss every day – immediately after you brush in the morning or evening is a routine to begin today.
I suggest using unwaxed dental floss if possible and get it under the gum line to scrape the tooth surface. If you have the opportunity, ask a dental hygienist to teach you how to floss effectively. For added oral health, wash your hands and massage your gums with your fingertips regularly. You can also stimulate your gums by running the end of a round wooden toothpick under the gum line.
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