While many people are told about the dental health benefits of flossing, more evidence is emerging to suggest cleaning one's gums can lead to strong heart as well.
Recent studies by researchers from Italy and the UK have found that inflamed and infected gums may increase the risk of heart disease in some people, the Paramus Post reports. The reason for the increase may be from a protein associated with inflammation called C-Reactive Protein (CRP). The study found people at risk for heart disease had elevated levels of the protein.
The same study determined that with good dental care, people may significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), according to the article. By flossing regularly, a person can avoid gum disease and may deter increased levels of CRP.
Flossing can also protect a person from periodontal disease the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. The condition is caused by unattended dental plaque, which can greatly reduce one's dental health and lead to a multitude of serious conditions.
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