Harvard Medical School researchers studied longevity (what makes people live longer) and found one of the most important contributing factors was daily flossing!
Flossing removes bacteria from the teeth and gums — the same plaque that is absorbed into the blood stream causing clogged arteries and veins.
Most of us know that flossing helps prevent periodontal disease and gingivitis, but one study found that men with periodontitis had a whopping 72% greater risk of developing coronary disease. And gingivitis was associated with a 42% increased risk for men.
I was one of those people who was always too tired to floss. After performing my nightly routine of taking off makeup, putting on moisturizers, and brushing my teeth, I was always too weary for one more task.
My dental hygienist said I should keep dental floss on my coffee table and floss while I was watching TV. That made all the difference.
The combination of medical information and finding a convenient time has turned me into a habitual flosser.
How about you? Do you floss?