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You can imagine Pati, our amazing hygienist's surprise when she opened up the Hamilton Spectator this morning and saw a title in the Health section that made her heart skip a beat :-) The title read, "10 things you can do right now to live longer" and the #1 reason was to floss...yay! Please continue to read...
 

1. Floss

It's not just to remove spinach remnants from dinner. Flossing removes plaque, the bacterial film that forms along your gum line. Get rid of bacteria, and you lessen your chances of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and some forms of cancer, says Dr. Larry Korenman of Loveable Smiles in Richardson.

"Oral bacteria can create proteins that are found in artery walls and in the bloodstream," he says, "causing blood to clot more easily. Infection in the mouth can cause its own small blood clots, which can enter the bloodstream."

Years added? More than six if you floss daily (which only 5 per cent to 10 per cent of us do), writes Dr. Michael Roizen in RealAge.

You can find the remainder of the article online at the Spec.com