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Editorial Library Category: General Business | Dental | General Dentistry Topics: Dental, Flossing Title: Another Reason to Floss: Your Heart Author: newsLINK Staff Synopsis: Not only does flossing your teeth create a cleaner mouth, it can protect your heart as well! Editorial: Another Reason to Floss: Your Heart 4064 South Highland Drive, Millcreek, Utah 84124 │ │ (v) 801.676.9722 │ (tf) 855.747.4003 │ (f) 801.742.5803 Editorial Library | © The newsLINK Group LLC 1 Not only does flossing your teeth create a cleaner mouth, it can protect your heart as well! What is the connection between the two? Bacteria, which are in the plaque that coats your teeth, can also affect your heart. Without daily flossing, the plaque builds up and may cause periodontal disease (or gum disease). The bacteria that cause the gum disease can enter the bloodstream, where it contributes to the narrowed arteries and blood clots that ultimately lead to heart attacks. According to current research, excessive oral bacteria create a 300% greater risk of heart attack for those who have it, when compared against people with minimal or no plaque. Good oral health is very important and influences many other health concerns. Here are some tips to help you maintain your oral health: We encourage all our patients to schedule two cleanings per year, so that dental hygienists have an opportunity to review with you the amount of plaque that is accumulating and how well you are managing to remove the plaque from your teeth. Even though you are flossing daily, you may not be flossing correctly. Ask us if you are unsure of the effectiveness of your flossing technique. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns. We are all deluged with advertising about brighter, whiter teeth. We want you to buy effective products, not just what the latest star spokesperson is pitching. If you have questions about the products you are using, ask us. We are happy to recommend products for you that will effectively eliminate plaque. Sources: Word Count: 273 Copyscape Clear Date: 12.15.2014