Flossing Daily Among Health Advice for Longevity
In an article running more than 1,700 words titled “16 Unexpected Ways to Add Years to Your Life,” TIME (11/5) reports that one of those ways is to floss daily, as recommended by the American Dental Association. Flossing on a daily basis “not only gets rid of food trapped between your teeth but also removes the film of bacteria that forms before it has a chance to harden into plaque—something your toothbrush cannot do,” TIME reports.
Moreover, the article points out that low-grade inflammation can be caused by periodontal disease from lack of flossing, “which increases the risk of early heart attack and stroke.” Studies have also linked cardiovascular disease to oral bacteria. So as you can see flossing has so many benefits- give that floss some love!
Article reprinted from ADA website