Floss Your Teeth to Prevent Heart Disease

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Hi, I'm Dr. Oz with today's live better health secret. Your smile tells the world a lot about you. Not just about your dental health but about your overall health too. Taking care of your teeth and gums is great for your smile, but it also helps prevent heart disease, diabetes and erectile dysfunction.

Whats the link? If you don't brush regularly and floss, tarter builds up on your teeth and irritates your gums. This bacterial loving tartar turns to plaque which triggers body wide inflammation. Then LDL cholesterol related plaque build up builds up in your arteries which doubles your risk of heart disease. Preventing that damage is easy. You brush your teeth for two minutes at least twice daily, and you floss daily, do your gums bleed when you floss?

Well, if you floss it, it will make your gums stronger and healthier. Also, visit your dentist every six moths, more often if your dentist recommends it. With just a little bit of effort, your smile can be a beautiful reflection of your health inside and out. You want more ways to live better? Watch all of our great health tips, right here.