It’s easy to grasp the importance of regular oral hygiene to avoid mouth based issues like tooth decay and bleeding gums.
But when we stretch the discussion to whether regular flossing can lower our risk of a heart attack, understanding the link can get a bit fuzzy.
After all, where’s the connection between our mouths and our hearts anyway?
As you’ll see by the end of our discussion, having a healthy mouth is a great start toward having a healthy body.
Understanding the mouth/body connection…
In 2006, a team of researchers lead by Steven R. Gundry, M.D., of the International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs, California did a study on 300 people who had moderate risk of heart disease. Continue reading