Can flossing actually add years to your life?

I know you’re thinking, yeah, yeah, my dentist and hygienist are always nagging me to floss more.   Is it just so their job will be easier, or is it really that big of a deal?

I did a little research, and studies show that people who floss daily, actually live an average of 6.4 years longer than people who only floss the day before their dental appointment (yes, I’m talking about you.)

Flossing not only reduces your risk of gum disease, but heart disease, too.  So, it turns out that my husband’s new year’s resolution to floss everyday isn’t so weird after all.  I’ve gotta go buy some more floss.