Floss, Floss, Floss....Prevent Cancer?

Can flossing help prevent Cancer?

 

 

 

When you floss you remove the bacteria between your teeth. If you skip flossing, bacteria can build up in your mouth and migrate to other areas of your digestive tract. This bacteria causes inflammation and chronic inflammation has been shown to be a risk factor for some cancers.

 

Researchers at New York University found that patients with precancerous gastric lesions reported NOT flossing regularly as opposed to patients without precancerous gastric lesions.

 

Flossing is simple and takes just a few minutes a day!  It's also inexpensive!  Investing a small amount of your time every day can make a big difference over your lifetime!  FLOSS FLOSS FLOSS!

 

If you have more questions about the benefits of flossing ask your dentist!

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