As you know, we always encourage you to floss your teeth, with plenty of good reasons! Flossing can help you keep your teeth cleaner and can help prevent gum disease, which can cause swollen and bleeding gums, and—in its more serious stages—tooth and bone loss. For some time, it’s been known that gum disease is definitely linked to serious health issues such as certain cancers, diabetes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and strokes. Now, new research shows possible connections to additional health issues, and sheds light on a previously unknown risk factor for gum disease. Here’s what you’ll want to know.
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