A study by Emory University said that people who floss their teeth every day live an average of 6.4 years longer than those who don’t. The reasons? One, flossing eliminates bacteria. Bacteria cause infection, which in the right circumstances can kill you. And two, if you floss every day you prevent periodontal disease. If you have periodontal disease you usually end up with a higher white blood cell count. This means it’s causing your immune system to be under a lot of stress. Stress makes your overall health much worse. Flossing, though, prevents these two things from happening and gives you a chance at a longer life.
-Cassandra James

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