CAPTION: Frosting-flavored dental floss might not be every dentist’s recommendation, but if it inspires a daily routine, so be it.
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Women’s health experts weigh in this week with nine easy and painless activities the fairer sex should focus on to improve overall wellness, in a report by Catherine Pearson at The Huffington Post.
“Oral health has implications far beyond just your mouth,” Eileen Ehudin Beard, a certified nurse-midwife and senior practice advisor with the American College of Nurse-Midwives told the Huffington Post. “It’s associated with other illnesses, so [flossing] is extremely important.”
Heart disease (the number one killer of women in the U.S.) can be linked to periodontal disease. Gingivitis may be a risk factor for preterm birth, as the bacteria present can trigger an immune response causing contractions and dilation.
“Find a dental pick or floss that actually works for you and just carry it in your purse,” says Beard.
And don’t stop there. Check out the other eight on this must list at: