HEALTH: Brushing and flossing part of daily routine

Updated: Tuesday, August 12 2014, 09:36 PM CDT
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Dentist say brushing and flossing your teeth should be a part of your daily routine.

Because tooth decay can cause all kinds of problems including abscesses and inflammation in the body that can lead to heart disease.
   
But dentist say not all tooth brushes are equal.
Dr. Youssef Obeid
Prosthodontist
Health News
"What we recommend for a toothbrush is a soft or ultra soft, you know. We try to stay away from using a medium or a hard tooth brush nowadays because it will cause some damage for your own actual teeth."

Dentist say brushing your teeth is still the best way to protect your cavities and from gum disease.

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HEALTH: Brushing and flossing part of daily routine

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