Flossing teeth to foil heart disease – (07-18-02)

Can flossing teeth foil heart disease?

This short review supports further the notion that healthy gums means healthy heart. This may refer back to a few articles ago–the gums can be a route of infection into the human body; thus increasing the exposure to bacteria. Flossing is of course a very good idea, but I would also add to that the use of xylitol gum. Xylitol is a naturally occurring sugar that seems to have an effect on the normal flora of the oral cavity–changing it to a less invasive phenotype.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.