How can having good oral hygiene help me live longer?

How can having good oral hygiene help me live longer?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

To live longer and younger, visit a dentist every six months - and floss every day. This will help avoid gum disease and reduce body-wide inflammation that increases your risk for cardio problems (heart attack, stroke and angina) by 70%, and diabetes by more than 50% -- not to mention osteoporosis, problem pregnancies, and respiratory disease.

 

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