Did You Forget to Floss? How Gum Disease May Lead to Dementia | Family Dentistry, Wichita, Kansas
Flossing is an essential oral health practice that should be incorporated into your daily hygiene routine to prevent cavities and other diseases in areas where your toothbrush can’t reach. If you forget to floss daily, tooth decay and gum disease may develop due to plaque build-up on the teeth and along the gum line. In recent years, studies have begun exploring the effects of poor flossing habits, further than just bad breath or cavities, and examining the impact of flossing on brain health, begging the question, can gum disease lead to dementia? Our team at Cambridge Family Dentistry in Wichita, Kansas, has outlined the importance of flossing and the potential consequences of forgetting to floss below.
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