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.