Sink Your Teeth Into This: Why Flossing Might Brighten your Mind, Heart and your Smile

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Would you believe that neglecting your teeth could increase your risk for depression and heart disease? Poor oral hygiene can cause inflammation, the body’s natural response to infection and bacteria. Acute inflammation helps defend against invaders, but when the body is constantly in overdrive, long-lasting inflammation can cause more serious health conditions. In fact, inflammation in your mouth not only leads to oral diseases like chronic periodontitis (inflammation of the tissue surrounding your teeth), it can also promote inflammation in the brain and blood vessels, which ultimately contribute to depression and cardiovascular disease. Read More