Brushing and flossing regularly are clearly important form maintaining strong, healthy, and pain-free teeth and gums. But perhaps what you did not know is that maintaining a healthy mouth can also fend off a slew of over diseases and illnesses? According to an article by Men’s Journal states, “The collateral damage from neglecting your teeth and gums stacks up fast: Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and possibly erectile dysfunction and Alzheimer’s can all be connected to an unhealthy mouth.”
What’s the cause? Well it’s the build-up of bacteria that sits around in the mouth and gums after neglected oral hygiene. What can you do to prevent it? Keep your floss close and your toothbrush closer.
[For the full article, check it out here: http://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/articles/how-oral-health-affects-the-rest-of-you-w481259]