1. Improves Immunity
Did you know that flossing can actually protect you from germs and infection—beyond the gum line? It’s true; if excess bacteria accumulate on the teeth and gums, it can quickly travel through your throat to other parts of your body, such as the lungs, causing a severe case of chronic asthma or pneumonia. So if you’re prone to upper respiratory infections, like bronchitis, you best be vigilant with your oral health.
2. Prevents Obesity
Trying to shed some pounds? I bet you would never guess that flossing is better for you than crash dieting. In fact, studies link plaque (or periodontital gum disease) to higher body fat. That means what you eat, and particularly what remains on your teeth after you eat, all contributes to weight gain.
3. Flossing Lowers Risk of Stroke
Medical researchers link oral health to heart health. Why? Because patients who suffer tooth decay and gum disease are more likely to fall victim to a stroke. So flossing, in essence, keeps your heart ticking strong and healthy.
4. Protects Your Unborn Child
If you’re expecting, you already know that what you eats nourishes your baby. Well it so happens that the more bacteria you have on your teeth and gums; the higher your chances will be of delivering your baby prematurely. In addition, women trying to get pregnant can delay conception significantly if they suffer from gum disease.