Floss Your Arteries?

Yes actually, when you floss your teeth you are protecting your arteries. Regular flossing has been shown to lower blood levels of cholesterol. The bacteria that hide in tooth plaque are the same bacteria that grow in artery plaque. When plaque is left on your teeth, the plaque causes inflammation in your gums. The gum inflammation creates an open sore that allows bacteria to enter you blood stream. The bacteria then attaches to your arteries creating inflammation and more plaque build up in your arteries. When you floss, you reduce the gum inflammation and thus plaque build up in your arteries.

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