New research suggests that regular flossing may affect more than the health of your mouth:
TAKE ACTIONShort of a visit to the dentist, no other oral healthcare habit alone has the same ability to remove plaque between teeth and below your gum line. Brush and floss properly every day. See a dental professional for cleaning at least two to four times per year and review your flossing techniques. When you floss, use these tips to get the most out of flossing:
- Slide the floss under your gum line and to gently curl it around each tooth as you floss.
- Floss gently, but don't quit because your gums bleed Eventually, they will bleed less with regular flossing.
- Use fresh floss for each tooth juncture.
- Bleeding gums during brushing
- Red, swollen or tender gums
- Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- Pus between the teeth and gums
- Loose or separating teeth
- A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
ABOUT FLOSSING FOR LIFE
Flossing for Life was started by Dr. Robert Korwin to raise awareness about recent research, which shows that you can help prevent breast cancer and other diseases with a practically free and easy home care dental cleaning routine that is tremendously effective yet takes only a minute.
New studies show that bacteria in the mouth have the power to produce serious health problems. A recent study at the Nobel Prize in Medicine associated Karolinska Institute shows gum disease has a statistical relationship with breast cancer occurrence. They found that women with gum disease and tooth loss had an 1100% greater incidence of breast cancer! Simple daily flossing can clean away the bacteria around the teeth which cause an inflammatory reaction that have an effect throughout the body. Gum disease caused by bacteria results in loss of teeth and bone in the mouth causing wrinkles and an aged facial appearance. Gum disease increases the risk in the body of cardiovascular disease, elevated cholesterol, artery clogging atherosclerosis, increases the development of type 2 diabetes, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, respiratory infections such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia. Flossing has the remarkable ability to prevent these problems successfully from home. Brush and floss properly every day. See a dental professional for cleaning at least two to four times per year and review your flossing techniques when there.
Robert Korwin DMD, MICOI, MAGD is an award-winning expert in dentistry who has served the Middletown-Red Bank-Monmouth County New Jersey area for over 28 years. His practice offers a full range of general, reconstructive, cosmetic, implant and orthodontic dental procedures with an emphasis on patient comfort. Offering “Advanced Dentistry with a Gentle Touch,” including sedation dentistry, the practice works with individuals to maximize their dental health, ensures their comfort and minimizes financial concerns. For more information, visit www.drkorwin.com or call (732) 219-8900.