Healthy Habit No. 6: Practice Good Dental Hygiene

Flossing your teeth every day could add 6.4 years to your life, according to Michael Roizen, MD, author of RealAge. In his book, Roizen lists flossing as one of the most important daily activities -- along with exercise and quitting smoking -- that could extend life span.

Roizen's calculation may raise some eyebrows, but the idea that oral health is connected to overall health isn't far-fetched.

The mouth, after all, is an integral part of the body. "Teeth have a blood supply, and that blood supply comes from the heart," says Richard Price, DMD, consumer advisor for the American Dental Association (ADA).

Researchers suspect that the bacteria that produce dental plaque enter the bloodstream. They say these bacteria are somehow associated with the inflammation that occurs with plaque that blocks blood vessels and causes heart disease.

Other researchers have found links between oral bacteria and stroke, diabetes, and the birth of preterm babies and those that have low birth weight.

In addition to preventing disease, flossing and brushing can help keep your pearly whites intact for more than just cosmetic reasons. Teeth help you chew food, speak properly, and smile -- which, according to Price, can help you keep your dignity.


BandBDaddy said...

I used to hate flossing but I always knew I should. Until I found found floss picks. They allow you to floss your whole mouth without the hassle of traditional dental floss and they also have a pick on them that stimulates my gum. I started using DenTek Floss Picks about 5 years ago, and have gotten high marks from my dental hygienists on the health of my gums. I like the DenTek Comfort Clean floss picks because you can actually wrap they are gentle on my gums, slide easily, and they also stretch just slightly to wrap around my teeth. Now I love flossing as long as it is a floss pick.

North Bethesda Oral Hygiene Center said...

Very interesting, absolutely agree oral hygiene can prevent a lot of dental problems and as a result make your healthier.

Telephone Triage said...

Flossing is definitely very essential.And I also agree dental health is related to our general health also.

Plaque Remover said...

This is a really intersting story and probably another very good reason for people to remove dental plaque regularly at the dentist or with their own plaque remover

Anonymous said...

Hello everyone! Who knows where to upload the film Avatar?
I even bought the film Avatar for a SMS to , the link was, but download fails, the system will boot quite strange cocoa something.
Men, advise where to normal as quickly download film avatar?

Anonymous said...

I sell a boat-program which will help you to outwit auction and to win, initially the boat was created for the Scandinavian auction but now the program can work with similar auctions: gagen ru, vezetmne ru and with ten.
The program-boat stakes for you, i.e. for this purpose it is not necessary to sit constantly at the monitor. The boat can set time when it is necessary to stake, thus you as much as possible will lower expenses for rates, and as much as possible increase the chances of a victory.

The price of the program a boat for the Scandinavian auctions 20$

For the first 10 clients the price 15$

To all clients free updating and support.

Behind purchases I ask in icq: 588889590 Max.

Anonymous said...

[b]Set software LoveBots v 5.2[/b]

All for a mass mailing dating

The script is written in php5


[i]registration, account activation
manual input captures, or the solution through antikapchu
filling data accounts:
- Gulf desired photo
- Инфы about yourself
- Diary
- Sexual preference[/i]

gulyalka on questionnaires spammer on lichku
- Randomization Posts: replacement of Russian letters in Latin analogues

optimized to work in a continuous loop
check-activation-filling-spam check ..

Updates and support free of charge.

Price per set 100 wmz

For the first 10 buyers price 70 wmz (your feedback on the software).

For shopping I ask in icq: 588889590 Max.

Scrin program:




Flooding in the subject no! Write to feedback after the purchase.

Anonymous said...

All things of that attributes would add to the aggregate of the louis vuitton handbags
. Women would usually accept bolt vuitton handbags
for an abrupt grocery. Umbrellas and wet tissues would aswell add to the absolute weight of the Monogram Damier
. Women would like to buy a luxury Monogram Damier Leather

Anonymous said...

I would like to exchange links with your site
Is this possible?

Vicki said...

nice post!

Anonymous said...

This is very fine web site, thank you and look at that [url=http;//]gry dla dzieci[/url]

fashy mae said...

In prcticing a good dental hygiene for a patient's could be a huge function. The Dentistas helps to privides the advantages and disadvanteges if the pateint's did not follow the right way in taking care of hteir teeths.

Wilton said...

I was so lazy to floss then, but habitual flossing made me think that there are a lot of bacteria left after brushing. That's why we need to floss daily. I know it's hard to discipline yourself, but if you'd think repeatedly that it is to achieve good health then you will learn to make it a habit. Miami, Florida dentists never stops to achieve their goal to make people floss. Upon heeding their call, I learned a lot about my dental hygiene and now I even have Miami veneers to protect my teeth.

Dr. Brian donlon reviews said...

Taking care of your own oral health is very important and by helping your children at an early age learning the importance of cleaning their teeth will help them in the long run with their oral hygiene!

Dr. Brian donlon reviews

denial wills said...

Yeah you are right that taking best care of our teeth and always visit to your dentist for good treatments. Yeah but ti is difficult to find out best dentist for better results.

Torrance dentist

Custom Search


Related Posts with Thumbnails


How to burn off belly fat

Get here: Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle or
here: 7 Day Belly Blast Diet

A fantastic method to discover how to burn off belly fat may be to recognize that sit-ups and ab crunches on their own are not that effective all on their own! You'll have to work out the entire body, and you are able to try this by integrating body weight exercises and strength training exercises within your workout routine. Furthermore, stomach crunches are known to tone your upper abdominals and leg raises are recognized to shape your lower abdominal muscles, so in case you do these with the correct nutrition and workout schedules, you will be fit very quickly!

Just Info Tips Around The World Headline

Exercise calorie counter

The first calorie counter shown below calculates how many calories you have burned depending on your weight and how many miles you have run. Health studies have shown that heavier people burn more calories when they are exercising, than lighter people. Hence the reason you need to type your current weight into the exercise calorie calculator below.
My Comment

Calorie Counter provided FREE by Hypergurl