Most people brush their teeth every day. But flossing? It’s a bit tedious, and there is, therefore, little wonder that just a third of us do so regularly.
Well, your enthusiasm for flossing could be boosted by recent studies suggesting that it is not only good for your gums and your heart but could also cut your risk of dementia.
為什麼？ 答案可能是炎症。Michael Mosley告訴The Mail Online他認為導致牙齦腫脹和酸痛的細菌也可能通過血液傳播到其他器官，隨著時間的流逝它們會造成損害。
Why? The answer could be inflammation. The same bacteria that causes the gums to become swollen and sore may also travel through the blood into other organs, where they cause damage over time, Doctor Michael Mosley told The Mail Online.
Chronic inflammation plays a significant role in diseases ranging from heart disease and cancer to dementia and depression. Some people argue that chronic inflammation drives ageing itself. ●