Sarah Jio, Glamour magazine
Have you flossed in the last 24 hours? If not, here's your reminder.
Good oral hygiene is essential for healthy teeth, but healthy teeth (and low-plaque mouth, in particular) is linked to a reduced risk for cancer, say researchers. (Which means that Jessica Simpson needs to step up the brushing, pronto!)
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Researchers at the Karolinska Institute and the University of Helsinki, in a study published in the British Medical Journal Open, that high levels of plaque in your mouth is associated with an 80 percent higher likelihood of premature death from cancer.
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Eeks! Time to go floss or use my favorite dental contraption: brush picks.
Do you ever get into the habit of not brushing or flossing regularly because you're too busy or just feeling lazy? Be honest!
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