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What Do Your Teeth Say About Your Health? (Infographic)

What Do Your Teeth Say About Your Health? (Infographic)

It turns out that flossing might do more than just help prevent cavities. There is a strong link between the health of your teeth and certain health conditions. Check out the infographic below for more!

From gum disease to heart disease, your teeth and gums speak volumes about your overall health. Brushing twice a day is critical to dental health, but I’ve had dentists tell me that flossing is even more important than brushing. So, grab yourself a spool of carcinogen-free dental floss to help protect yourself from some of these conditions:

teeth and health

Source: Daily Infographic

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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3:12PM PST on Nov 14, 2013

thank u yes im cleaning good. theres a deffo on teeth and hte hearts i know that

7:39AM PDT on Sep 26, 2013

WHOLEY MOLEY! PASS THE FLOSS!

9:07PM PDT on Aug 19, 2013

Thanks, Becky. I floss everyday...just don't feel right when I don't :)

11:19PM PDT on Jul 29, 2013

Great info, thank you so much for sharing! I believe that there is a definite link between clean teeth and the rest of the body. All that plaque goes elsewhere can't be good.But I'm a bit confused in knowing the fact that some bacteria from a bad mouth can affect other organs like heart and causes stroke.

4:10AM PDT on Jul 10, 2013

useful, thank you for sharing.

10:09AM PDT on Jul 9, 2013

just had my second wisdom tooth removed... but i am really weird about my teeth. I floss every day or every other, and cant sleep if i havent brushed

5:09PM PDT on Jul 2, 2013

Thank you

6:55AM PDT on Jun 17, 2013

useful, thank you for sharing.

11:04PM PDT on May 28, 2013

good to know

12:01PM PDT on May 26, 2013

Thank you--I always need to be reminded of this!

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And one more thing - how come they never did these studies on gay people?

Interesting article, thank you!

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Glad there was a happy ending. Hope the previous owners where charged with animal abuse and cruelty…

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