Flossing teeth to foil heart disease – (07-18-02)By
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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Since acquiring a passion for how the body works in chiropractic school, I have continued to indulge this desire by reading some 120 peer reviewed medical journals per month. I’m always learning more about how to help people avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer, and pass along this information in my blog. There are currently almost 2,000 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information