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There is no reason why you should not floss if you have any type of medical condition, including heart disease. If you are only brushing your teeth, that's only half the battle. Flossing cleans what your toothbrush can't. The American Dental Association says that flossing should be a consistent daily activity that maintains the health of your teeth and gums, possibly preventing more severe problems such as gum disease and heart problems. Flossing is the single best thing you can do to remove food trapped in the bases of your teeth where they meet the gum line.
Carol Jahn, Dentistry, answeredYes, flossing/cleaning between teeth is important if you have gum disease. Studies show that people who have heart disease often have gum disease and vice versa. Cleaning between your teeth won't cure your heart disease, but it will reduce the inflammation in your mouth and inflammation has been shown to be a common thread between the two diseases. If you struggle with dental floss, there are many other great products to choose from including floss holders, toothpicks, interdental brushes and a Water Flosser.