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The Benefits of Flossing Well if You Want to Lose Weight

Posted on 9/20/2017 by Office
 Flossing Joshua Austin, DDS FAGD FACD TX 78249
Every time you go to the dentist you probably get reminded to brush twice a day, floss once a day, use mouthwash, drink water, and of course to keep up the good work.

Oral hygiene routinely has always been a good way to keep healthy, strong teeth and gums. As you may not know, this may also play a role in how we produce and store fat.

Studies have shown where there is a lot of bacteria buildup on the teeth, there seems to be a concern with weight as well. Let’s go over flossing away the pounds.

Can Flossing Help You Lose Weight?

Keeping your teeth clean and your gums healthy isn't just to have a beautiful smile. This may just give you something to smile about. Making good decisions when we eat and drink should definitely make you feel good. We are what we eat. Our adult teeth are made to last a lifetime if taken care of. Here’s where it gets better.

Flossing every day may help you lose weight. Keeping your mouth clean actually helps keep the rest of your body operating the way it should. Brushing your teeth can do a lot of removing food particles and debris.

Flossing is going to get between teeth and gums where a brush just can’t get to. Removing bacteria that can lead to gingivitis is key to a healthy lifestyle. Inflamed gums can lead to stress and anxiety.

Even weight gain. With your body sort of thrown off by this infection, it can change the way your body produces insulin and how you store fat. Flossing can help reduce your appetite. When you floss your teeth feel cleaner than when you just brush. This may help curb your cravings.

For questions, concerns or to schedule an appointment, call our office today. Bet you never thought getting your smile on track could get your life on track.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (210) 408-7999 today.

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