We know. We know. We’re supposed to floss daily. This has been drilled into our heads over and over since we were young. But if you’ve chosen to disregard this advice, chances are you haven’t suffered any dramatic consequences…yet. But more and more studies have been tying dental health and hygiene with overall health and well-being. One such study out of Norway has determined that those with good dental health substantially decrease their risk for Alzheimer’s. The researchers determined that the bacteria causing gingivitis (which results from poor oral hygiene) can move from the mouth to the brain. The bacteria produces a protein that destroys nerve cells in the brain, which in turn leads to loss of memory and ultimately, Alzheimer’s. So ya. Floss, people, floss.
Source: Science Daily