Flossing removes food and bacteria from in between your teeth and below your gumline. When you floss, you prevent bad breath, tooth decay, gum disease, and the loss of your teeth.
“Gum infections cause body-wide inflammation that raises the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes, both of which in turn increase the risk of acquiring a life-threatening coronavirus infection. In fact, inflammation alone is a risk factor for developing Covid-19.”
Everybody brushes their teeth but oral disease is still incredibly common. The problem is we don’t floss enough which leaves decomposing food and disease causing microbes in the crevices of our teeth and gums.
While most microbes are essential for health, some bacteria can produce acid that destroys enamel (tooth decay). Other bacteria can cause inflammation that destroys tissue and bone (gum disease).
Oral bacteria spread from the mouth to other parts of the body and are a significant source of low-grade, chronic inflammation5. When you prevent gum disease you can reduce your dental expenses6 and your risk for chronic diseases5 and Covid-1912.
People don’t floss because it takes too long, it can be painful, and it’s often not a pleasant experience. Fresh makes it easy to form a flossing habit by providing a minty, tingly deep-cleaning in just 7 seconds.